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The Kannapolis Christmas Parade will celebrate its 80th Birthday this year when it returns to Main Street, at 6 p.m., on December 8.

Thousands of lights decorate the parade entries which make it one of the holiday’s most special nighttime events in the state. This is a great Christmas holiday tradition for you and your family to enjoy.

The parade will begin at its usual location at the intersection of South Main Street and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. It will then travel down Main Street and end at the intersection of Main Street and Laureate Way. There are new drop off and pick up areas for parade participants which will more easily accommodate traffic and avoid construction in downtown Kannapolis.

The parade is sponsored by Cannon Pharmacy and the City of Kannapolis. Cash awards will be presented in the categories of bands, churches, civic organizations and schools.

If you would like to participate in the special 80th birthday parade please visit

All the information and forms you need to enter the parade are located at this site.

Link to Parade Entry Form

Link to Parade Route Map