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The Wilmington Holiday Parade will take place on Sunday evening December 3, 2017 in Historic Downtown Wilmington.

Time:  6:30 pm

The parade will be televised live on WECT’s Bounce channel.  

Register for Parade
Deadline:  November 17, 2017
Entries will be processed online.  All parade guidelines must be followed.  Also, please provide answers to all questions.  This information will be used for parade commentary. 

Questions about online registration?  Please call 341.3237 or email. 
Note: if you have registered for any Wilmington Parks & Recreation programs you will be in our system.  Simply click on Forgot Password and you will be forwarded online log in information.       

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


 Thanks to our event sponsors!

WECT TV logo  Encore Publications logo

  WGNI Radio Logo WKXS Radio Logo

      WMNS Radio Logo WAAV Radio Logo  

Downtown Tree Lighting

Friday, Nov. 24
Location:  Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
Presented by Downtown Business Association & City of WIlmington


5:30 p.m.  - Entertainment

6:25 p.m. – Holiday Tree Lighting

6:30 p.m. -  Santa visits/photo opportunity

Free to the public   Questions?  Call 341.7855

Greenfield Tree Lighting & Movie

Location:  Hugh Morton Amphitheater & Rotary Garden
Friday, December 8.  Questions? Call 341.7855
Cost:  Free   Refreshments will be sold

5:15 p.m. -  6:00pm: Entertainment
5:55 p.m. – Announcements.
6:00 p.m. - Tree Lighting & Arrival of Santa 
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. –  Visits with Santa (Rotary Garden gazebo)
7:00 p.m. Holiday movie - Polar Express @ Amphitheater  (free)


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