Waxhaw is hosting its annual Christmas Parade in 2020, but it’s doing it a different way, to keep it safer for everyone.
On December 13th, 2020, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., it will host a Reverse Christmas Parade. The floats and entertainers will be stationary along the parade route, and spectators will drive through the route to see them all.
If you want to drive the route to see the parade, you’ll need to register in advance. It’s free, but only 50 cars per time slot are allowed. (Scroll down for registration links.)
More information, from the Town of Waxhaw:
In a reverse parade, rather than large groups of spectators gathering along the streets, parade attendees remain safely in their vehicles and drive through the parade route in downtown Waxhaw. The parade floats, Christmas characters, entertainers, decorated business vehicles and other organizations are stationary along the parade route for all to see.
The 2020 Christmas Parade theme is “Everyone Is Santa Claus.” Come dressed in full Santa gear, a Santa hat and beard, or at least a Santa hat. Floats should be decorated as a location you might find Santa…on a sleigh…coming down a chimney…next to a Christmas tree..at the North Pole…on the beach for the Beach Santas…use your creativity and have fun with this one! It will be so fun seeing a sea of Santas on Main Street! Cash prizes ($100, $75, $50) awarded to parade entries to the first, second and third entries best representing the parade theme.
50 vehicles will drive through the parade route at a time at specific times. Drive times are 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM, and 4:30 PM. Children spectators in the vehicles will receive a goodie bag of candy and items from the parade entrants at the beginning of the drive.
Time slots (and the registration link for each):
If you want to put together a float and be a parade entrant, you can register here.Subscribe to Charlotte on the Cheap