Happy Holly Days Parade

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 | 10 a.m.

The Happy Holly Days Parade is held the second Saturday of December. Floats, bands, dancers, decorated vehicles, horses, marching groups and all sorts of entertaining entries travel Main Street through downtown, starting at Holly Springs Road and ending at Rogers Street. 

The town is monitoring the state’s COVID-19 gathering restrictions, and possible changes to this event may be made due to COVID. This webpage will be updated closer to the event date.

Registration to participate in the parade closed Nov. 21. Click here for participant information. Additional information for parade participants will be coming soon.

New This Year

  • The parade is beginning at 10 a.m. (an hour earlier than previous years.)
  • Parade theme: This year, the parade has a theme - Holiday Movies! Participants are invited to decorate parade entries with the theme, take a photo on parade day, and email it to communications@hollyspringsnc.gov. We'll post photos on our social media accounts during the week following the parade so viewers can vote on their favorite entry that best matches the Holiday Movie theme.  
  • More businesses downtown! With the opening of The Block and Town Hall Commons, the parade extends along Main Street from Holly Springs Road all the way to Rogers Street. While waiting for the parade to begin, or after the parade ends, consider visiting the many new storefronts that have opened along Main Street.

Where can I park?

Click here for a link to a map showing downtown parking.

Or, consider parking farther out (for example at Womble or Jones parks and walking downtown. If you're parking on a neighborhood road, remember to be courteous; don't block driveways or go onto private property. 

Roads begin closing for the parade at 9 a.m. (See map, below.)

Parade Detours