The 77th Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles of WNC is back on November 18th from 11-1pm!
Before the parade there will be the Onesie One Miler hosted by Kick It Events. The Onesie One Miler is a festive downtown dash to the finish line that’s fun for the entire family! This race starts at 10:30AM, right before the beginning of the Asheville Holiday Parade. Get dressed up in your holiday best and join us for a run through Downtown Asheville! Onesies encouraged but not required. There will be special awards for the best Onesie. A commemorative beanie is included in registration! Registration link below:
The Parade itself with have 60 plus parade entries following the theme of Snow Globe.
The beginning of the parade will have the Grand Marshall Float sponsored by Telco Community Credit Union honoring the Volunteers of Asheville. This year’s Grand Marshall’s are Rosie Palmisano and Yvonne Cook-Riley, representing the amazing volunteers of Asheville and honoring their 35 plus years of service to all the local events that make Asheville special. There will also be the traditional Veterans Float, sponsored by the Restoration Hotel, honoring the sacrifice our veterans have made for our Country. Other parade entries will be marching bands, jump ropers, martial arts, front line workers, classic cars, School of Rock, La Zoom, and many more fun community members showing their holiday spirit. The final float ,sponsored by NC Arboretum, will bring in the parade’s finale with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Following the parade there will be pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Restoration Hotel from 2-4pm.
A big thank you to our sponsors: Bojangles of WNC, Ingles Markets, NC Arboretum, Telco Community Credit Union, Restoration Hotel Asheville, Sun Soo Martial Arts, Kudzu Brands, iHeart Radio, Aloft Hotel, A Look At Asheville, Asheville Color and Imaging, and more.
Interested in volunteering as an individual or group?
Here is the link to sign up to volunteer:
Events like these are made possible by our wonderful volunteers!