Durham’s Holiday Parade and Fun Fest will take place on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. Both are free events.
You’ll find information on both on the Facebook page for the event.
Durham Holiday Parade
The Durham Holiday Parade begins at 10 a.m.
The Holiday Parade will feature floats, mascots, hometown bands, drill teams, schools and community groups, and, of course, Santa.
The parade will start at the Health Department (Main and Dillard Streets) and end near Duke University East Campus (Main Street and Buchanan Boulevard).
Designated performance areas will be located near the following intersections: Mangum and Main streets, Chapel Hill and Main streets, and Duke and Main streets.
Temporary restroom stations will be located near the following intersections: S. Elizabeth/Commerce and Main streets, Chapel Hill and Main streets, and Duke and Main streets
Seating isn’t provided, but feel free to bring your own folding chairs.
Find parking information here. Several parking garages will be available.
After the parade, the Fun Fest will take place, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., on Blackwell Street between Morehead Avenue and West Lakewood Avenue.
Here’s what will be going on at Fun Fest:
- Peppermint Plunge – Snow sledding for children and adults (sleds will be provided, please do not bring a sled) + two snow play areas
- North Pole – Santa Claus Meet & Greet
- Pony rides
- Train rides
- Inflatable bounce houses
- Arts and crafts
- Frosty Family Fun
- Community Care Corner – Decorate holiday cards for homebound individuals in our community
- Vendors – Local businesses will be giving out information as well as selling arts & crafts, etc.