Thank you to all our 2022 parade participants!

The 70th annual Carolina carillon will be held December 2, 2023.

Join us as we kick-off the holiday season!

Welcome to Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade

About the Carillon

The 70th Annual Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade will be held Saturday, December 2nd, 2023 in historic downtown Columbia. This South Carolina tradition, featuring festive holiday entries from all across the state, will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the intersection of Sumter Street and Laurel Street. The parade will proceeding down Sumter toward the USC Horseshoe, and end on Senate Street.

WIS-TV begins live statewide coverage of the parade at 10 a.m. from their broadcasting area, located on the corner of Sumter and Gervais. This telecast reaches over 40 counties in South Carolina as the Carillon is considered not only the Capital City's premier parade, but The Official Holiday Parade of South Carolina.

This year we look forward to featuring, marching bands, drill teams,local churches, dozens of beautiful floats and, of course, Santa Claus!


Thank you to all our 2022 Parade Sponsors!

Parade Participant Registration

be a part of the parade.

Registration for the 2023 Carolina Carillon Parade will open in September.

General Application

This is a general participant application.


Featured Performer Application

This is for entries who want to be considered as a Featured Performer. Not all entries are guaranteed as Featured Performers.


K-12, Military, City/County Public Service Application

This form is for K-12 Public Schools, Military, and City/County Public Services entries.


Marching Band Application

This form is for Marching Bands, Marching Drumlines and other musical units.