Christmas parades start soon

By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

COUNTY — With Thanksgiving next week, local communities are already planning ahead to the Christmas season, as annual parades are scheduled to begin the following week.

The first parade in the county will be the Clemson Christmas parade, which is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Dec. 2. The city will also hold a tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 5 from 4-6:30 p.m.

Easley will also hold a tree lighting ceremony Dec. 5 at 6 p.m., as well as a celebration featuring music of the season.

The city’s Christmas parade is set for 10 a.m. on Dec. 6, with the route going from the parking lot of Easley First Baptist Church down Main Street. The parade’s theme will be “An Old Fashioned Christmas.”

Six Mile and Central will also hold their parades on Dec. 6, with Six Mile’s set for a 10:30 a.m. start and Central’s set to begin at 1:30 p.m.

Liberty has planned its tree lighting ceremony for 6 p.m. on Dec. 6, followed the next day by the city’s annual Christmas parade at 3 p.m. The city also has a special holiday bazaar planned for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Rosewood Center.

With a theme of “The Doodle Express,” Pickens’ Christmas parade is set for 7 p.m. on Dec. 12, with awards to be presented following the parade in the city’s amphitheater and a fireworks display originating from Bruce Field to cap the night’s activities.

Dacusville’s parade is planned for Dec. 13, with the route starting at the Norman Heights subdivision and going up S.C. Highway 135, passing the Dacusville Community Center.

Norris has also planned its parade for Dec. 13, with an 11 a.m. start and a theme of “Lights and Sounds of Christmas.”

On Dec. 20, the Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas will be held at Hagood Mill, beginning at 10 a.m.