Poinsettia Christmas Parade

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6 p.m. | Saturday, December 7, 2024

For more than 75 years, the parade has signaled the start of the Christmas season in Greenville. Each year the parade attracts thousands of visitors downtown to view the holiday floats and activities.

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If you are interested in receiving info on participating in future parades, please email: bookings@greenvillesc.gov

View the 2023 Poinsettia Christmas Parade


  • People's Choice Award: iTrust Wellness Group
  • Best Float: Greenville Water
  • Best Walking Group: Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
  • Best Marching Band: Woodmont High School Band of Pride
  • Best Dance Group: Phenomenal Ligerettes

Past Grand Marshals

  • 2023: The Greenville Drive
  • 2022: Carl Sobocinski | Founder and President of Table 301
  • 2021: Pearlie Harris | Greenville County Educator during Desegregation
  • 2019: Nancy Whitworth | Deputy City Manager of the City of Greenville
  • 2018: Dr. Elizabeth Davis | President of Furman University
  • 2017: Dr. Jimmy Ryan | Greenville Native and Creator of Mice on Main
  • 2016: Sandi Morris | Greenville Native and Olympic Medalist
  • 2015: Benton Blount | Greenville Performer and America's Got Talent Finalist
  • 2014: Steve Pettit | President of Bob Jones University
  • 2013: Jim Barker | President of Clemson University

Event Sponsors

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If you would like to become a sponsor, fill out the Sponsorship Inquiry form. If you have other questions, please contact Event Management.

No Open Carry, Smoking, or PetsREMINDER

All city-sponsored events are smoke free. Also, no pets, skateboards, bicycles or coolers are allowed at this event.

We ID everyone. All festival patrons over the age of 21 must show a valid photo ID to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.