Community Events

HollyFest
Town Festivals and Other Activities

Hollyfest
One of the annual highlights of community life is the Hollyfest celebration on the last Saturday in October. Festivities include free children’s rides, music, food, arts and crafts, a business expo and more. Hollyfest is a project of the Parks and Recreation Department, and the business expo portion of the festival is provided by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more information on Hollyfest.
Main Street Christmas
Another event residents anticipate is Main Street Christmas, a project of the Parks and Recreation Department. Residents visit Town Hall to see Santa, enjoy hayrides around the downtown block and listen to local church carolers. A line of children awaiting the chance to sit on Santa Claus’ lap constantly winds through the lobby. At the Cultural Center, Mrs. Claus reads stories to children and waits for her husband to show up at the end of the evening to light a big Christmas tree. Downtown businesses invite people in for hot chocolate, and a live nativity at Holly Springs Baptist Church reminds people why there is a Christmas. Click here for more information on Main Street Christmas.

Happy Holly Days Parade
The Happy Holly Days Parade, a festive December parade that marches down Main Street, is a longtime local favorite. Annual entries include everything from local school marching bands and Town officials to unique groups, such as youth from the local gymnastic and martial arts schools. One of the most beautiful entries is the Holly Springs School of Dance with its more than 300 costumed dancers. The Happy Holly Days Parade treks through downtown on Main Street beginning at 11 a.m. the second Saturday of December.

From the past to the present, from the small-town atmosphere where people still know each other by name to the frequent, unique family-oriented activities, Holly Springs is a town that is continuing to grow not just in population and industry but also in heart.

Click here for more information about the Happy Holly Days Parade.

Other community events
A variety of other community events are held throughout the year, from festivals at parks to the seasonal farmers market in downtown Holly Springs. View our online calendar for information on upcoming Town activities and events.

The public is invited
When a new public facility is completed or meets a milestone, the public is invited to celebrate. These events include the unveiling of historical markers; the dedication of a public building, road or park; information meetings; and facility tours. When events are scheduled, they are posted on the calendar. Click here to view the online calendar.