North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade

The Towns of Davidson and Cornelius proudly present the 36th Annual North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade.
Event Details:

  • When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: The parade starts in Davidson at the intersection of Griffith Street and Highway 115 and ends 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!

Registration is now CLOSED for entries.  

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

NEW THIS YEAR: We are limited to the first 120 entrants, no exceptions can be made. Please get your entry in early.


For School bands, police & fire departments (no payment required)

For all other entries (payment required)

Parade Rules & Regulations

Waiver of Liability

You will receive an email confirmation of your acceptance within 48 business hours of your application. If you do not, please contact

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 16 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 here, please contact the Davidson Parks & Recreation Department at 704-892-3349 or

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