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.The 2018 parade will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. The route stretches along Main Street from Augusta to North streets.
Joel Poinsett Award: AJ Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering - "Engineering an Out-of-this-world Christmas"
Best Float: Cub Scouts Pack 420 - "Christmas in July"
Best Walking Unit: Greenville Griffins Rugby Club - "Ruggers for Santa"
Best Dance Unit: Heather's Dance Academy - "Snoopy's Christmas"
Best Marching Band: JL Mann HighSchool Marching Patriots + ROTC
People's Choice Award: Greenville Gaels Youth GAA/Irish Dancers of Greenville - "A Very Irish Christmas"