North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade

The Towns of Davidson and Cornelius proudly present the 35th Annual North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade.
Event Details:

  • When: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: The parade starts in Davidson at the intersection of Griffith Street and Highway 115 and goes in to Cornelius at the intersection of Highway 115 and Catawba Avenue
You'll see high school bands, horses, tractors, school groups, civic organizations, and more!

Important Parade and Road Closure information for December 2, 2017:

The 35th annual North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade begins on the corner of Griffith and Main Streets in Davidson on Saturday, December 2 at 1:30 p.m. and proceeds south on Main Street (Hwy. 115) to Old Canal Street at the entrance to Antiquity in Cornelius. The streets being used for parade staging (Jackson from Depot to Delburg, Waston, and Griffith from Main to Sloan/Beaty) will close star
ting at 10:00 a.m. Main Street from Beaty Street in Davidson south to the Cornelius border will close at noon and will re-open at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Detour Map

Detour and Staging Map

Parade Entry Line-up Order

Parade Entry Staging Map

Parade Entry Demobilization Map

Registration Information - 2017 PARADE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED 

The time is drawing near for what promises to be one of the largest events to take place in the North Mecklenburg area and we are glad you will be joining us for one of our longest running traditions.  We value your participation and look forward to working with you again this year.

Important information and forms

REGISTRATION FORM for high school bands, police and fire departments (no fee required)

REGISTRATION FORM for businesses, nonprofits, and tractor (small fee required)

Parade Rules & Regulations

Waiver of Liability

The deadline to submit your entry forms is Friday, October 27.  Late entries will not be accepted. Entry forms are available below.

This year, all of your line-up information, as well as site and road detour maps will be emailed to all applicants on Friday, November 17 and posted here.  

Line-up takes place between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  All parade participants must be in their assigned position no later than 12:00 p.m.  Streets will be closed no later than 12:30 p.m. Staff will be on-hand to assist you in finding your assigned spot.

If you have any questions not addressed, please call Davidson Parks and Recreation Director Kathryn Spatz at 704-940-9644 or email her at We look forward to seeing you on parade day!

We look forward to your participation this year!
Happy Holidays from the North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade Committee