The Chatham Christmas Day Parade

Happy Holidays, everyone! As temperatures continue to fall, holiday spirit in Chatham is rising. This is one of the best times of the year to be in Chatham County.

Join me and the rest of Chatham County as we celebrate the season with the annual Christmas Day Parade. After that, get to know the area and help support a good cause by attending the after-party. Details below:

Christmas Parade:

Every year, Pittsboro celebrates the Holidays with a Christmas Day Parade. This is a must-see event for anyone in the Chatham County area!

Pittsboro sponsors two yearly events: the Fall Festival, held at the end of October, and the Christmas Parade, which is December 7, 2014. The parade features local middle and high school bands, community and civic group sponsored floats, antique cars, antique tractors, and local personalities like the ‘Chicken Man,’ who throws candy into the crowd! It’s truly a taste of the Chatham County spirit. The festivities end when Santa Claus brings up the rear.

Where to go:

The parade route starts at the Food Lion Shopping Center and travels west down Hwy 64 past the courthouse. The Town of Pittsboro has a map of the exact route. Because it’s centrally-located, it will make for easy access, regardless of where you live. Even if you’re not a Chatham County resident, I think you should make the trip. It’s well worth it.  Floats line up at 1:00 PM
All others must be in place by 1:45 PM Parade begins at 3:00.

The After-Party:

After the parade, you can enjoy the Holiday spirit and help make a difference. Chatham Literacy (which helps counteract both childhood and adult literacy in the Chatham County area) is hosting an after-party at The City Tap. Chatham Literacy will receive 10% of sales until closing to support literacy services. Bring a friend to City Tap, where you’ll enjoy fabulous food and beverages and great music by Rhonda Robichioux and Friends.

If you’ve got the whole family, this will make the perfect wrap-up to the day. Chatham Literacy is entering a Pirates 4 Literacy float in the parade, and the company of the pirate captain and mates is attending The City Tap. Arrrgh!

New to the area?

This is the perfect way to get acquainted to Chatham County, especially if you have children! All the children go home with a bag full of candy and what looks like a permanent smile on their faces. It’s a great way to kick off the Christmas season.

Photo: Chatham Literacy enters a Pirates 4 Literacy float in the 2013 parade. Credit: Town of Pittsboro
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  1. Diane Swan
    Diane Swan says:

    Doug Lorie told me that you are listing a home on Quartz Lane in Pittsboro. I can’t find it among your listings. Can you show me where it is? I lived out there 30 years ago and know that area. Thanks Diane

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