The Wilmington Holiday Parade will take place on Sunday evening 
December 8, 2019  in Historic Downtown Wilmington.  

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.

Time:   6:25 pm

The parade registration deadline was  November 15, 2019


 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

 Parade Sponsor logos


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