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Hillsborough Holiday Parade

The Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce is the proud host of the annual Hillsborough Holiday Parade each year.

The parade is set for December 2nd starting around 4:45pm., with the Tree Lighting to immediately follow the end of the parade.  New Hope Church in Hillsborough will be performing at this years Annual Tree Lighting.  We are proud to announce that this year's parade Grand Marshalls will be Former Orange High School Baseball Star and Current Atlanta Braves Member Bryce Wilson, and Bob and the Showgram. Pictures with Santa sponsored by Bill Whitmore, Churton Street Realty, and the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Visitors Center, 150 East King Street.

To register to participate in the parade download our Parade Application, fill it out and submit it by November 3, 2017 by email to or mail it, with payment, to the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 121 N. Churton Street, Suite 1C, Hillsborough, NC 27278.

Thank you to the following local businesses who are helping to make the parade a success this year.

Food Vendors (will start serving at 3pm parade day):
Dusty Doughnuts
Crispy Gyoza
Los Altos
D&J Concessions (Food & Bounce House - will start around Noon parade day)


Donated Food For VIPs:
Cupcake Bar
​Sweet Cravings Cookie Company
An interactive Google Maps Parade Route can be viewed online HERE.

Please note on the interactive map the areas that will be closed to parking, including Cameron Park Elementary, on Parade Day.  Also, for Parade participants, please note that the Parade Route turns left onto Margaret Lane, then left onto Cameron.  No stopping in front of the Old Courthouse or St. Matthew's Episcopal Church will be allowed.

Please be patient and full of holiday cheer as you navigate car and foot traffic around Downtown Hillsborough on Parade Day as we have a large number of people in a small Downtown.  Thank you.

Below is an image file of the Parade Route zoomed into the Old Courthouse area.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors:

Town of Hillsborough HI RES BANNER   WCHL-color-CMYK - logo
Take a look at some pictures from the 2016 Parade! All photos courtesy of Cesar Carrasco (