Carillon Holiday Parade
The 59th Annual Carolina
Carillon Holiday Parade will be held on
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
Street in downtown Columbia. The theme
"A Fairy Tale Christmas"
feature dozens of floats, marching bands,
drill teams, and live performances.
The parade will begin
at 9:45 a.m. at Gervais and Bull Streets
and proceed west on Gervais. It will pass in front of the State House, and continue into the Vista to Park Street. (Parade Map )
WIS-TV begins live coverage of the parade at 10 a.m. from their broadcasting area located on the corner of Main and Gervais, across the street from the State House. This telecast reaches over 40 counties in South Carolina as the Carillon is considered not only the Capitol City's premier parade, but the official holiday parade of South Carolina.
With nearly 100 entries, the Carillon featured a number of new entries last year, including The White Knoll High School Marching Band, Chick Fil A, Cupcake, and All American Heating and Air. This year there will be high school drill teams & marching bands, local churches, dozens of beautiful floats, and of course, the most exciting part of the parade, Santa
> Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade 2012 Application
Deadline for parade application/entry fee is November 10, 2012 or late fee
Jingle All the Way 5K
The 6th annual "Jingle All the Way 5K" run
begins at 9:45 a.m. to kick off the
parade. Early registration for the race
is November 2nd, 2012. (more info...)
Miss Carolina Carillon Pageant
The 6th Annual "Miss Carolina Carillon Pageant" sponsored by the Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade and organized
by Dance Station Inc (Carolina FreeStyle) will be held on October 20th, 2012. (Click here for more info...)