Thursday, December 9, 2021
The Charleston Christmas Parade will be held Thursday evening, December 9, 2021, with step-off at 7:00 p.m., sharp. This year's theme is Christmas Candyland! Parade lineup begins at 5:30 p.m. on Kanawha Boulevard between Clendenin and Capitol Streets. The parade route will begin on Kanawha Boulevard, proceed east to Capitol Street, Capitol Street north to Washington Street, Washington Street west to Clendenin Street; Clendenin Street south to Kanawha Boulevard where it will end. Units may turn right (west) onto Kanawha Boulevard to leave the parade or left (east) to unload passengers, secure equipment, disband, etc. and may continue eastbound to exit the route.
All floats and vehicles must enter from Kanawha Boulevard at Clendenin Street. The middle two lanes are to be kept clear for unit movement/placement – the outside lanes will be for staging. ALL traffic will move eastbound ONLY during the lineup.
Due to safety concerns, items may be distributed by walkers only. Children under 12 years of age riding on any entry must be accompanied by an adult.
Please return your parade applications no later than Monday, November 30, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.