Durham Holiday Parade & Fun Fest Downtown Durham
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Durham Holiday Parade & Fun Fest Downtown Durham
Durham Holiday Parade & Fun Fest
Free  .  Past

Durham Holiday Parade & Fun Fest

Free  .  Past

Get in the seasonal spirit for the Durham Holiday Parade! Be jolly with visits from Santa and watch decorated floats go by. After the parade, head over to Fun Fest for sledding, train rides and more!

By Liz Moomey

Kick off the holiday season at the Durham Holiday Parade & Fun Fest! 

Free Events
Rain or shine

Saturday, December 8
10 a.m.
Downtown Durham - Main Street

This year, NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®‐winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee composer Branford Marsalis along with City of Durham Mayor Steve Schewel will kick-off the parade and lead dynamic floats, hometown bands, drill teams, schools, and community groups down Main Street. The procession will conclude with a guest appearance from Santa.

CBS 17 News’ Chief Meteorologist Wes Hohenstein and Reporter Derrick Lewis will introduce the approximately 100 units to include 6 bands and 10 floats to the thousands of participants scheduled to attend. 

The parade will be live streamed at CBS17.com. 

Saturday, December 8
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Blackwell Street between Morehead Avenue and West Lakewood Avenue

Enjoy snow sledding, inflatable bounce houses, arts and crafts activities, visits with Santa, pony rides, train rides, and more.

The official media partner for Durham’s Holiday Parade and Fun Fest is CBS17. Additional event sponsors include: Radio One of Raleigh, Univision40, Durham Magazine, Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pulse FM, Lowes, and the Shirt Lab. 

Visit our website for complete details: https://www.dprplaymore.org/309/Holiday-Parade-and-Fun-Fest" -The City of Durham

Downtown Durham
Main Street
Durham, NC
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Saturday, December 8th, 10:00a - 4:00p
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