Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
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Main Ave. through Downtown Gastonia 



Chris Ashley 
Gaston County Jaycees 

2021 Gastonia Christmas Parade 

The Gastonia Christmas Parade is a great event that takes place every year on the first Sunday in December as a part of Christmas in the City.  This event is in partnership with the Keep Gastonia Beautiful Tree Lighting and the City of Gastonia Marketplace.

The parade begins at 4 pm and is followed by Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown. All parade entries should be at the staging area between 2-3:30 pm on the day of the parade.

New for 2021 will be a Glass Vase TROPHY for the most creative entry! The judges will consist of city employees and the winner will be announced at the Tree Lighting event following the parade. 

REMEMBER: There is only 1 Santa and he will accompany the Jaycees. Please do not have any members of your party dress to look like Santa. Thank you for your cooperation. 

The Christmas In The City marketplace starts at 4:00pm at the Rotary Pavillion and will end after the Tree Lighting ceremony.