2023 Statesville Christmas Parade

Proudly Presented by the 30th Masonic District of NC


Welcome to the official website of the 30th Masonic District of North Carolina Annual Christmas Parade in Statesville, North Carolina! We are delighted to bring you the latest updates and information about this cherished holiday tradition. Join us as we celebrate the spirit of the season with our community, families, and friends.

Event Details:

Date: December 10th, 2023

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Downtown Statesville, North Carolina

About the Parade:

The 30th Masonic District Annual Christmas Parade is a time-honored tradition that has been enchanting the hearts of our community for decades. This parade is a testament to the unity and holiday spirit that defines the season. Come and witness the magic as elaborately decorated floats, festive bands, local organizations, and Santa Claus himself make their way through the historic streets of Statesville.

The proceeds from the parade go to the Masonic Home For Children at Oxford, and Whitestone, a retirement community founded by the Masonic and Eastern Star community offering continued care to seniors.

Parade Highlights:

  1. Diverse Participants: Our parade features a diverse array of participants, including local schools, businesses, community organizations, and of course, the Masonic lodges of the 30th District.
  2. Festive Floats: Experience the creativity and holiday cheer with stunningly decorated floats that bring to life the essence of Christmas.
  3. Musical Ensembles: Enjoy the melodious tunes of marching bands, carolers, and other musical groups that will have you tapping your feet and singing along.
  4. Santa Claus: The grand finale of the parade is the arrival of Santa Claus himself, marking the official start of the holiday season. Be sure to wave and share your holiday wishes with Santa as he passes by!


  1. ABSOLUTELY NO throwing of candy or other objects from moving vehicle; walkers may hand out candy.
  2. NO stopping of procession to perform dance, cheer, or other routines.
  3. ALL motorcyclists and passengers MUST wear helmets (in correct position) and you may not “hot-dog”.
  4. NO live Santa Clauses are allowed in your group; Santa will appear at the end of the parade.
  5. Any animal/horse entry is responsible for having a designated person to follow animals and remove animal waste immediately.
  6. Depot Hill is NOT a staging area; this area is reserved for tractor-trailers and emergency vehicles only.
  7. All participant entry fees are a donation to charity and non-refundable.

Any violation of these rules may result in your entry being removed from the parade.

Contact Us:

Have questions or need more information? Feel free to reach out to us through our CONTACT PAGE, and we'll be happy to assist you.

The 30th Masonic District Annual Christmas Parade is a joyous occasion that brings our community together in the true spirit of the season. We look forward to seeing you on December 10th as we light up the streets of Statesville with holiday magic. Join us in creating memories and spreading cheer with your friends and neighbors. Together, let's make this holiday season unforgettable!