Other holiday festivities abound

November 21, 2010 

Raleigh's may be the largest Christmas parade in the area, but it's by no means the only one. Here are other Christmas parades, tree lightings and festivals.

Apex: The Apex Rotary Club sponsors the annual "Christmas on Salem Street" parade Dec. 4.

Cary: Heart of the Holidays Celebration, Dec. 4, with events all day long ending with a tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. at Town Hall campus. Also, the annual Cary Jaycees Christmas parade takes place downtown at 2 p.m. Dec. 11.

Chapel Hill/Carrboro: The Chapel Hill Jaycees presents the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade, 10 a.m. Dec. 11.

Clayton: Christmas parade downtown begins at 3 p.m. Dec. 11.

Durham: Holiday Fun Fest, an afternoon of activities downtown including a "mini parade" and a tree lighting ceremony, from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 4.

Fuquay-Varina: Christmas parade, Woodrow and Main streets to Vance Street, 3 p.m. Dec. 5.

Garner: Christmas parade, Main Street, 10 a.m. Dec. 4.

Hillsborough: Christmas parade, downtown, 10 a.m. Dec. 4.

Holly Springs: Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade, Main Street, 11 a.m. Dec. 11.

Knightdale: Christmas tree lighting, 6 p.m. Dec. 3, and Christmas parade, 2 p.m. Dec. 4. Both downtown.

Morrisville: Tree lighting, Town Hall, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3.

Pittsboro: Christmas parade, 3 p.m. Dec. 5.

Rolesville: Christmas parade, downtown, 2 p.m. Dec. 5.

Selma: Christmas parade, Uptown Selma, 7 p.m. Dec. 7.

Smithfield: Christmas parade, downtown, 7 p.m. Dec. 9.

Wake Forest: Christmas parade, downtown, 1 p.m. Dec. 11.

Wendell: Lighting of the Greens, 6 p.m. Dec. 3, J. Ashley Wall Towne Square.

Zebulon: Christmas parade, from Gannon Avenue to Arendell Avenue, 2 p.m. Dec. 5.

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