Christmas Tree Lighting & Christmas Parade

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Christmas Tree Lighting


Creedmoor's annual Christmas Tree Lighting marks the beginning of the holiday season and is a fun event for all!  Each year residents and visitors gather for the ceremony in front of City Hall at 111 Masonic Street. The tree is illuminated by hundreds of lights and brings joy to the crowd attending when the lights are turned on.

Students and choirs from surrounding schools sing carols, and Santa makes an appearance to begin preparing his list for Christmas and to take pictures with the children. This is a free event and all residents are invited to attend.

Christmas Parade


Parade participants roll through with candy for all; there are plenty of floats and parade goers to make the day a festive event!  The parade features a very special Grand Marshal, holiday floats, marching bands, and of course, Santa himself!

Information for Participants

Applications for the 2019 Creedmoor Christmas Parade will be available by Monday, October 28, 2019.  The deadline for Christmas Parade participant submissions is Friday, November 22, 2019.  Interested participants should submit their application and $20 donation by mail or email to:

Creedmoor Christmas Parade
P.O. Box 765
Creedmoor, N.C. 27522  

Applications are available online (top, left of this page) and at Creedmoor City Hall.   Applications will only be considered when we have received the completed application and entry fee.

Donations benefit the Creedmoor Police Department’s Shop with a Cop Program.

Accepted Entrants

Accepted entrants will be notified via the email address provided on the application by November 27, along with additional parade line-up information, and other pertinent details for the event.

The Creedmoor Christmas Parade is a fun-filled event for both participants and spectators.  Parade instructions and rules are designed to remind participants that sometimes even the most innocent actions can provoke significant problems in a crowded area.  The rules are in place to ensure that we have an orderly, safe and joyful parade.  Please communicate these rules to all members of your parade entry.


Day of event registration is required.  Registration begins at 9:30 AM and closes promptly at 10:30 AM at the intersection of Main Street and E. Church Street.  Only one representative from your group is required at time of registration.  All vehicles participating in the parade must be in the staging area by 10:30 AM and a driver must remain with the vehicle at all times.

Parade Line-Up

All participants must be on site, registered and lined-up at 10:30 AM.  Each group will line-up by position determined by parade officials.  Line-up positions will be emailed and posted online prior to the day of the parade. 

The parade route will begin at the intersection of Main Street and East Church Street, and continue North on Main Street.  The parade will end at the intersection of Main Street and Lake Road.  Parade participants are not permitted to at this intersection.

Group entries should plan to meet at South Granville High School parking lot for loading/unloading purposes.


Events Coordinator
(919) 764-1013


Residents are encouraged to register for e-Notification to stay informed of event news and happenings in Creedmoor.  Visit the Events Calendar page to see the date for this year's tree lighting and parade. 

For more information on recreation programs, be sure to visit the Recreation Programs homepage.

Fireworks Display at Lake Holt

  • Date: 07/03/2019 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM  
  • Location: Lake Holt
    1200 Lake Holt Road
    Butner, North Carolina 27509
  • Introduction: The City of Creedmoor and Town of Butner host a spectacular fireworks display at Lake Holt, located on Old Highway 75 in Butner. Gates open at 6pm and fireworks begin at 9pm
July 2019
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