Lowes Foods Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Friday, November 22, 2019

Join us in kicking off the holiday season at the sixth annual City of Hickory Christmas parade and tree lighting, sponsored by Lowes Foods.  The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. in Downtown Hickory and will be immediately followed by the tree lighting with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Union Square.  Music by Hickory Music Factory and visits with Mr. and Mrs. Claus will continue until 8:30 p.m.  Numerous downtown businesses will remain open throughout the event and offer specials, making the evening a great time for patrons to begin their holiday shopping.  Also, visitors can stop by the Hickory Downtown Development Association’s table to write a letter to Santa, and mail it to the North Pole.  Make it a full night of fun and festivities downtown.  

For questions about the parade, please contact Senior Recreation Programmer Kyle Mishler at (828) 261-2259 or kmishler@hickorync.gov.

Please note the extended parade route:

  • Parade starts at the intersection of 4th Street NW and 1st Avenue NW
  • Continue on 1st Avenue NW towards City Hall
  • Turn right on North Center Street
  • Turn right on Main Avenue NW
  • Continue through Union Square and exit on Main Avenue NW (Santa will be dropped off at Union Square before exiting downtown)

Click image to enlarge parade route and parking map

76 North Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
Communications Office: (828) 261-2290
Office Fax: (828) 323-7550

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