Annual Hartsville Christmas Parade tradition continues

HARTSVILLE, SC – The Hartsville Christmas Parade will begin at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 10th. As a collaboration of the community, the Hartsville Christmas Parade will feature Hartsville’s first responders, local businesses, marching bands, dance troops, and an appearance from the 2016 All- America City delegation as Grand Marshalls. The JROTC cadets of Hartsville High School, will present our nation’s colors. An appearance by jolly, Santa Claus will end this season’s parade.

“The Hartsville Christmas Parade brings a significant and diverse crowd every year and reminds us that our community has much to be proud of,” Jordan Braddock, Marketing and Events Coordinator and planner of this event, commented, “The City is proud to continue this beloved tradition for the 2016 season. The parade is a grand way to end the Hartsville for the Holidays festivities.”

The parade will also be taking place during the hours of the Hartsville Farmers Market on East Carolina Avenue which begins at 9am and lasts until 1pm. The parade route will begin on South Fifth Street at the Newsome Warehouse parking lot and proceed north on South Fifth Street The parade will turn right onto Laurens Avenue, just before Applebee’s, and turn left on South Fourth Street past the Fairfield Inn. The parade will continue on Fourth Street, past the Hartsville Farmers Market on East Carolina Avenue, and will turn left onto East College Avenue. The parade will then turn left again onto North Fifth Street before turning right onto West Carolina Avenue. The parade will end at Thornwell School for the Arts, 437 West Carolina Avenue.

For more information, contact Jordan Braddock, Marketing and Events Coordinator at 843.917.0602 or