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17th Annual Wilmington Holiday Parade!

  • Date: 12/08/2019 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM  
  • Location: Downtown Wilmington
    Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

17th Annual Wilmington Holiday Parade!
When: Sunday, December 8

Where: Downtown Wilmington

Time:   5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
(Rain Date - Sunday, Dec. 15) 

Exact time of parade to be determined by WECT Bounce Channel in the first week of November.

Please visit for updated time after the first week of November.

Time: The parade will be an evening parade and will be televised live on WECT’s Bounce channel. The exact parade start time will be based on Bounce programming schedule to be released early November.

Rain Date: The parade will be held rain or shine, however, in the event of extreme weather which may affect the safety of parade participants, spectators and staff as determined by city officials, the parade will be postponed to the following Sunday, December 15.

Register for Parade
All entries will be processed online. Visit to register. All parade guidelines must be followed. Please provide answers to all questions. This information will be used for parade commentary.

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Entry Fee:
Businesses - $25 Queens/Kings: $25 Nonprofit Groups: No Fee

All parade entries are eligible for wards. A panel of guest judges will make their selections for winners of the categories below after the parade with winners announced and notified the following day. Entries will be judged on overall presentation including appearance, image & sound, use of decorations/lights, creativity, originality and precision.

Best Float - Commercial: $100 / Plaque
Best Float - Non-Commercial: $100 / Plaque
Best Non-Float: $100 / Plaque
Best Band: $100 / Plaque

Questions? Call 341.7855 or visit


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