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Jingle All the Way: Gaston County's Enchanting Holiday Parades Await

Step into a holiday wonderland as our small towns come alive with festive cheer. Join us as we light up the season with dazzling floats, jolly participants, and heartwarming moments as each town in Gaston County puts on its annual Christmas Parades.

Come for the parade, and stay for the magic of the season, including holiday lights, snowless sledding, ice skating, and laser light displays, all part of Christmas County! Experience the magic of the holidays in our close-knit community as we come together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.


Gaston County's Enchanting Holiday Parades

Christmas in the City

November 19 | Bessemer City

Get ready to kick off the holiday season on this fun-filled day with face painting, vendors, photo ops with Santa, Christmas Tree Lighting, and the parade. Christmas in the City is geared to be a fabulous time on Sunday, November 19, at 3:00 PM in the heart of Downtown Bessemer City.

Belmont Christmas Parade

November 28 | Belmont

Join us on Tuesday, November 28, for Belmont's Christmas Parade, kicking off another unforgettable holiday season! Remember also to check out their Festival of Trees located at Stowe Park.

Kings Mountain Parade

December 2 | Kings Mountain

Get ready to line up and witness your local elves riding down Mountain Street in our cherished annual Christmas Parade, commencing at 3:00 PM. And, of course, anticipate a special visit from the North Pole, as tradition dictates. Take advantage of the holiday magic!

Christmas in the City

December 3 | Gastonia

Join us for three spectacular holiday events packed into one day! Marketplace shopping kicks off the merriment at 3:00 PM at the Rotary Pavilion, followed by the Christmas Parade at 5:00 PM and the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Christmas Parade & Village

December 7 | Cramerton

Experience the Christmas Parade & Village, a delightful celebration with something for everyone. The festivities begin with the Village at 3:00 PM, followed by the grand parade and a charming bike parade at 4:00 PM. As the day unfolds, take pictures with Santa, starting at 6:00 PM. A must-see holiday event!

Cherryville's Christmas Parade

December 9 | Cherryville

This highly anticipated Christmas Parade in Downtown Cherryville starts at 10:30 AM. Prepare for a joyful procession of holiday spirit and colorful floats as the town comes alive with festivities. Bring the whole family and kick off the holiday season in style!

Lowell Christmas Parade & Artisan Market

December 9 | Lowell

The City of Lowell will combine its Christmas Parade with an Artisan Market on Saturday, December 9. Enjoy complimentary photo opportunities with Santa while shopping for the perfect holiday gift.

High Shoals Christmas Parade

December 10 | High Shoals

Check out the High Shoals Christmas Parade for a display of holiday spirit and community togetherness during this Christmas Parade taking place at 2 PM.

Dallas Christmas Parade

December 10 | Dallas

Scheduled for 3 PM, the annual Dallas Christmas Parade is a cherished event by residents and fills the streets with festive cheer.

Stanley Christmas Parade

December 13 | Stanley

This can't-miss parade in downtown Stanley will kick off the holiday season in style at 3 PM. and promises to bring joy and merriment to the community. See you there!

Yule Log Parade

December 14 | McAdenville

Starting in 1949, The Yule Log Parade pays tribute to the true spirit of community that makes McAdenville stand out during Christmas. Catch the parade on December 14 and plan to arrive early. Singing will begin at 5:30 PM.

The Annual Mount Holly Christmas Parade

December 16 | Mount Holly

The Annual Mount Holly Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 16, at 6 PM. This cherished tradition promises to illuminate the night with dazzling displays, spreading holiday cheer throughout the community. It's a family-friendly event that captures the season's spirit and is a perfect way to kick off the holiday festivities.

Ranlo Christmas Parade

December 16 | Ranlo

Join us for the Ranlo Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 16, starting at 1:00 PM. It's the perfect opportunity to unite as a community and embrace the holiday spirit.


Embrace the enchanting spirit of the holiday season by making a Christmas getaway to Christmas County in Gaston County. With this lineup of festive parades and loads of winter and holiday activities, there's no shortage of heartwarming moments to experience. Make your plans now to visit Gaston County this holiday, where the joy of the season fills every corner and the spirit of Christmas truly comes alive.


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