FV marches to the beat of a Christmas drum

November 7, 2013 by  

December is rapidly approaching, but there is still time to join the fun and become a part of a Christmas tradition in the community. The Fuquay Varina Chamber of Commerce is once again gearing up for FV’s Annual Christmas Parade.

Last year, more than 1,000 participants marched, played instruments, and waved to the several thousand viewers along the parade route. If this year’s parade is anything like that one, there will be more than 70 entries, a couple of bands, and multiple dance companies.

Companies can either enter their own handmade floats or rent all or part of pre-decorated floats. The floats come fully decorated with a towing vehicle, driver and signage, so local sign and banner printing companies are likely to be kept busy. Employees and their family members can ride on the floats. Other types of entries can be anything from a truck pulling a trailer to a group of walkers.
Applications for floats and other entries can be found online at the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce website and will be available until Wednesday, November 22. There are entry fees, and weight, length, and width stipulations.

The parade route through FV’s historical downtown will be the same as last year, starting on N. Main Street at the CVS, proceeding down Raleigh St. and ending at the corner of East Academy St and S. Woodrow. The staging area runs along East Academy Street from S. Woodrow to N. Main St. The fun will begin December 8, starting at 3:00 pm.