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Posted on: December 7, 2023

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Community Holiday Parade is Saturday

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Come join us for the annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Community Holiday Parade, kicking off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. The parade route begins at 140 West Plaza, travels along Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, proceeds to Main Street in Carrboro, and ends at Carrboro Town Hall.

Arrive early to secure a spot to watch community groups and organizations “Walkin’ in a winter wonderland”. Be sure to check out all our local offerings at https://downtownchapelhill.com/ or https://visitcarrboro.com/ and explore the area’s restaurants and shops once the parade is over.

Pedaling for IFC 

Local bicycle groups are organizing people riding bikes in the parade. Folks are encouraged to decorate their bikes and bring along cargo carriers if they have them. Along the parade route, they will be accepting canned goods to donate to the IFC.  Meet at the corner of Franklin and Church streets at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to join in this community ride during the parade. 

Road Closures

W. Franklin Street between Columbia Street and Church Street in Chapel Hill will be closed to motor vehicle traffic beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. Church Street will also be closed at this time. The remainder of W. Franklin Street between Church Street and Merritt Mill Road will be closed to vehicles closer to the parade’s start time and until the parade enters Carrboro. 

E. Main Street and W. Main Street in Carrboro will be closed to motor vehicle traffic beginning at 10 a.m. Streets will reopen as the parade moves through the area.

Drivers should also expect delays at the main intersections of W. Main Street and N. Greensboro Street, W. Main Street and Jones Ferry Road and around Town Hall throughout the morning.

Parking

Parking will be available at 140 West, the parking deck at the Hampton Inn and other lots downtown. Learn more about parking in Chapel Hill at www.parkonthehill.com and parking in Carrboro at www.carrboronc.gov/parking

Bus Routes

Several bus routes will be affected. Riders should expect delays and refer to www.chtransit.org 

Bikes in Parade


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