The holidays are nearing and given the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Christmas events and parades have had to be adjusted, postponed, or cancelled. As an organization that focuses on connecting the Upstate region, we wanted to provide a comprehensive list of the status of Christmas parades throughout our 10-county region. For further information and updates, be sure to continue to check with individual county and parade websites and Facebook pages.

    Holiday Parades Scheduled in December:

    1. Boiling Springs: December 5th, 10:00 am
    2. Clemson Parade: This year’s event is entirely digital. Businesses and organizations have opted to compete in a window-decorating contest which will be featured online.
    3. Denver Downs: December 20th at 3:00 pm
    4. Duncan Christmas Parade: December 6th, 2:00 pm
    5. Fountain Inn: December 9th, 5:30pm
    6. Greer: December 6th, 2:30pm
    7. Landrum: December 12th, 2:00 pm
    8. Liberty: December 5th, 6:00 pm
    9. Lyman Duncan Wellford Christmas Parade: December 5th, 4:30pm
    10. Mauldin: December 5th, 2:00 pm
    11. Pickens: Tentatively scheduled for December 12th at 11:00 am
    12. Simpsonville: Check out their drive-thru Christmas Parade, December 6th at 3:00 pm at Heritage Park.
    13. Traveler’s Rest: The annual Christmas parade in Traveler’s Rest will take place December 12 at 11:00am with several restrictions. Parade director Diana Kilgore is advising attendees to remain socially distant and wear masks or stay inside their vehicles. The event will also be live streamed on the Travelers Rest Christmas Parade Facebook page.
    14. Williamston: December 12th, 3:00 pm

    Cancelled Parades:

    1. City of Greenville – Poinsettia Parade
    2. Spartanburg Jaycees Christmas Parade
    3. Clinton
    4. Pendleton
    5. Uptown Greenwood
    6. City of Anderson
    7. Easley Christmas Parade of Lights
    8. Woodruff
    9. Inman
    10. Chesnee

    Even though many events have been cancelled, there is still a great air of Christmas spirit in the Upstate. If your annual parade has been cancelled, check out a live-streamed option or venture to another county for a new experience. Stay safe this holiday season!

    *The above schedule is subject to change. If you have any additions or changes, please send them to directly to For more information on area Christmas parades, refer to our Upstate Vibe 365 Calendar.