The 66th Annual Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade will be held Saturday, December 7th, 2019 featuring festive holiday entries from all across the state of South Carolina!
This South Carolina Holiday Tradition will begin at 9:45 a.m. at Sumter Street and Laurel and proceeding down Sumter toward the historic Horseshoe, ending 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, across the street from the State House. 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.
With nearly 100 entries, last year's Carillon featured a number of festive entries, including The Benedict College "Band of Distinction" and the Pelion High School Marching Band, Capital City Cloggers, and the traditional holiday entry from the Columbia City Ballet. This year there will be some very special SC celebrities, new marching bands, drill teams, local churches, dozens of beautiful floats, and of course, the most exciting part of the parade, Santa Claus!
Application Deadline is October 25, 2019. Applications received or post marked after this date will incur a late fee and will only be accepted if space is still available.