The City of Greenville sponsors Greenville's favorite tradition,

The Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade

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 2017 parade will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. The parade route stretches Main Street from Augusta St. to North St.

View Parade Route

Download the 2017 Parade Application

The deadline for applications for this year's parade is Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. 

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Congratulations to the 2016 Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade Winners

Joel Poinsett Award: Greenville Track Club

Best Float: The Health Dare

Best Walking Group: Roller Time Skating Academy

Best Dance Group: Heather's Dance Academy

Best Band: Greenville High School/Wade Hampton High School Marching Bands

People’s Choice: AJ Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering

No Pets, No Smoking at all city special events.


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


If you would like to be a sponsor for the event, please fill out the Sponsorship Inquiry form and contact Victoria Iriel, Sponsorship Coordinator. If you have other questions, please contact Event Management.
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