Tis the season and the real spirit of Christmas. After all of the commercialized hoopla that Christmas has become about, there’s a little Christmas spirit at the helm of the city’s biggest parade.
Nadia, 11, and Evan, 9, will lead more than 80 parade units in the annual event that is scheduled for December 3 at 6 p.m. on Main Street from Augusta Street to North Street.
“Over the last 20 years, the parade has become a holiday tradition for Greenville,” said Will Young, parade organizer. “We are thrilled to be able to partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation this year and provide a memorable experience for two local children.”
The parade night will kick off with the traditional tree lighting with Mayor Knox White at 5:30 p.m. in front of the City Hall at 206 South Main Street. Parade highlights include musical marching units, elaborately decorated floats and, of course, Santa Claus.
Spectators will find ample places to view the parade along the route, with prime seating located from the Main Street Bridge south toward Falls Park.