2019 Christmas Parade

McNabb Properties is honored to organize the Very Murphy Christmas Parade once again. Last year, the newly formed Murphy Business Association joined forces with the town of Murphy to add a little pizazz to the Christmas festivities. We’re super excited to have another evening parade Saturday December 7th at 6:00 pm AND drum roll please…a new tree decorated by The Festive Fairies!

Parade Participants:

  • Online Registration closed as of 5:00 pm on Thursday December 5th
  • Sign up for Text Alerts:
    • Enter this number: 81010
    • Text this message: @mbaparade
  • Sign up for email alerts
  • The theme is Frosty the Snowman Comes to Town
  • The parade will be judged, so bust out all your Clark Griswold!

Parade Day Details:

Participants with vehicles and floats

  • will line up beginning at 4:00 pm in the Valley Village Shopping Center as shown in this map. Please enter the parade line up by turning into the Murphy High and Middle School campus near Lowes on High School Circle and following through behind the shopping center:
  • As you turn into Valley Village, you will drive behind the shopping center and two lines will be formed:
    • Floats to the right
    • All other vehicles in the left lane
  • There is no specific order, but you will be given a number for judges to identify you. (You must register to be given a number)
  • Volunteers will check that a fire extinguisher is on all floats with a generator
  • Port-a-potties will be at each end of the shopping center
  • Kathryn Jenkins of TCCC’s Small Business Center will release parade participants from the shopping center at 5:50 pm, alternating floats and vehicles 

Walking participants 

  • will meet in the front parking lot of Murphy Elementary School by 5:30 pm.
    • Melody Johnson of the Murphy Business Association will be your contact person.
    • Walkers will be phased into the parade at the front entrance of Murphy Elementary School
    • A port-a-potty will be in the MES parking lot for Parade Walkers
    • Please park in the back parking lot behind the school
  • The Murphy Fire Truck and Santa will be at the end of the parade
  • Be sure to save candy to throw downtown where a lot of parade-goers will be watching!
  • Emergency Vehicles: No sirens please.
  • The parade will end at L&N Depot
    • Please DO NOT go to the Murphy First Baptist parking lot 
    • Floats may pull off to each side of the road at L&N Depot to park
    • Murphy Fire & Police Departments will hold traffic between the First United Methodist Church & Nantahala Bank for the Tree Lighting Service.
    • Once traffic is stopped by the Fire and Police, parade participants may safely walk up to watch the Christmas Tree Lighting at dark

Parade-goers will be able to walk safely on Valley River Ave. and Hiwassee St. to enjoy the Christmas Tree Lighting around 7:00 pm, immediately following the end of the parade at the corner of Tennessee St.

We’re always up for an adventure in these beautiful mountains and quaint downtowns.
We’d love to share our latest finds and treasured favorites with you!
Proceeds to benefit Cherokee County organizations and community projects.
Click here for location & details.

If you have any questions, please contact Becca McNabb here:

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