The Four Oaks Christmas Parade will look a little different this year. The Coronavirus pandemic has challenged the Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce to come up with a new way to safely hold its annual Christmas Parade.
Instead of the usual format, the Four Oaks Chamber will instead host a “reverse parade,” with stationary floats and stations while spectators drive by. The set up is like a drive-thru holiday lights display and will allow for spacing between parade entrants.
“It was really important to us that after all the event cancellations and delays that we find a way to host our annual Christmas parade. Part of the mission of the Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is to provide opportunities for our members to connect with our community,” said Joan Pritchett, Director of the Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce. “Building a strong community is vital to the growth of businesses. We anticipate that the “Reverse Parade” will be fun for all while being able to achieve our mission safely.”
The Reverse Parade will be on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Spectator vehicles are asked to arrive at the Four Oaks Elementary School by 10:45am to line up. The school is located at 180 W. Hatcher Street, Four Oaks. Volunteers will direct you. The first 100 cars will receive a SWAG bag. The parade will start at 11am.
The parade route will be down Main Street beginning at the school and will end with Santa’s float located on South Main Street. If you would like to enter the parade you can register at www.fouroakschamber.com. Click on the Events tab to Four Oaks Christmas 2020. The best decorated float or station will receive a prize.