The Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade

Santa Claus The 61st Annual Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade will be held on

Saturday, December 6, 2014

on Gervais Street in downtown Columbia. The theme

"Keep Calm and Carillon!"

will 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 Claus!

> Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade 2014 Application
      Deadline for parade application/entry fee is November 14, 2014 or late fee

Jingle All the Way 5K, Walk & Dog Jog

Join us for the 8th annual "Jingle All the Way 5K, Walk & Dog Jog!" The 5K Run, Walk & Dog Jog will be part of the official start of the Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade! Walkers and pets are also welcome to participate this year! (more info...)

Miss Carolina Carillon Pageant

The 8th 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 4th, 2014. (Click here for more info...)