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Valdese Christmas Parade

Kickoff the holiday season in Valdese with the annual Valdese Christmas Parade on December 5th. Enjoy our small town at its finest! Parade runs from Church Street to Morgan Street along Main Street and will run from 10am till noon. Arrive early to get a spot!

Carriage Rides

Carriage Rides Downtown Morganton

Cozy up with loved ones on a holiday carriage ride around downtown Morganton. Whether it is a romantic evening for two or an evening out with your family, enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides throughout the holiday season. Rides will be held on Fridays and Saturdays beginning November 21-December 26, 2020 (Rides not available on Christmas Day, December 25). Tickets are $5 for Adults and $3 for Children 12 and under.

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Downtown Morganton Drive Thru Christmas Parade

Please join the Morganton Downtown Development Association as they present the Downtown Morganton Drive Thru Christmas Parade from 6:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, December 1st!! In order to provide a safe environment for parade attendees and participants, this year’s parade will be a drive thru event. The Drive Thru Parade means that decorated floats will remain stationary as spectators drive thru. By producing a drive thru parade as opposed to a traditional mobile parade, mass gatherings/crowds will be eliminated while still providing a fun holiday tradition.