2016 Christmas Parade


The 2016 Sanford Christmas Parade will be on Monday, December 5 at 7 p.m. in downtown Sanford

Parade Route & Road Closings

The parade route will begin at the corner of Carthage Street and Wicker Street. The parade will head east on Wicker Street, turn north onto Steele Street, then west onto Carthage Street, and end back at Wicker Street. 

Staging for the parade will take place at St. Luke UMC on the corner of Wicker Street and N. Currie Drive. Parade entrants will line up along Wicker Street between Carthage Streets and U.S. Hwy 1.



The following streets will be closed for Parade traffic, so plan accordingly

  1. Wicker Street from Carthage Street to U.S. 1 beginning at 6 pm and ending after the last parade entrant enters the official parade route.
  2. The official parade route: Wicker Street to Steele Street, Steele Street to Carthage Street, and Carthage Street to Wicker Street beginning at 6:30 pm.
  3. Tryon Street beginning at 6 pm and ending at 8 pm. 
  4. The section of Park Avenue from Carthage Street beginning at 6 pm and ending after the last parade entrant leaves the official parade route.

Enter the Parade

Parade Rules

The Central Carolina Jaycees and the City of Sanford, NC have a firm set of rules you must abide by if you want to participate in this or future parades. Click here to read the rules.


If you have additional questions or concerns about the 2016 Sanford Christmas Parade, please feel free to email us. You may also leave a comment on this page or on our Facebook page.

We look forward to another great parade!

0 comments on “2016 Christmas Parade
1 Pings/Trackbacks for "2016 Christmas Parade"
  1. […] In most places, Santa travels in a flying sleigh, but in Sanford, he rides an antique fire engine named Old Betsy. The beloved truck, once used by the Sanford Fire Department, is just one tradition that people enjoy when they come to the town’s annual nighttime Christmas parade. Join the crowds at 7 p.m. on December 3rd and watch as marching bands, beauty queens, and commercial and handmade floats pass by. And don’t forget to wave to Santa and Old Betsy. (919) 353-2108 or centralcarolinajcs.org/parade. […]

Make a Donation

Connect With Us