Murphy Gets Lit Christmas Parade Changed to Sunday Dec. 2nd 6pm

image1 (1)Today has not started out great with the rain, but…

The Town of Murphy has agreed to let us change the Parade to Sunday evening due to the obvious safety concerns.

SUNDAY DEC. 2nd 6pm Parade, 7pm Tree Lighting

If you would like to receive text alerts for any announcements on the day of the parade, please text @averymur to 81010 We will only cancel the festivities if high winds, thunder, or lightning threaten the safety of people attending.

Now for the parade day details:

  • Participants with vehicles and floats will line up between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm in the Valley Village Shopping Center as shown in this map, going through the Murphy High and Middle School campus on High School Circle:

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  • 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
  • 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 5:30 pm, alternating floats and vehicles 
  • Walking participants will meet in the front parking lot of Murphy Elementary School by 5:30 pm
    • 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!
  • The parade will end at L&N Depot

    • Please DO NOT go to the Murphy First Baptist parking lot as they are having an event
    • 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
    • Once traffic is stopped by the Fire and Police, parade participants may safely walk up to watch the Christmas Tree Lighting

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.

Parade Judges

American Legion: JD Baker

  • The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nations largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. Post 96 was formed in 1944 and continues to this day to support and represent our service members and veterans along with their families.The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

Cherokee County Chamber of CommerceSherry Raines

Cherokee County Commissioner: Gary Westmoreland

Mainspring Conservation TrustSara Posey

  • Since 1997, Mainspring Conservation Trust has been dedicated to three core initiatives in the heart of the Southern Blue Ridge: conserve the land, restore the water, and connect the people to these valuable resources.Their vision is clean water flowing through a healthy, rural landscape and a vibrant, sustainable economy within a well functioning ecosystem.Mainspring works toward this vision in many different ways. From more traditional conservation methods like conservation easements, to programs that teach kids about the importance of cool, clear water, to transforming contaminated brownfield sites into green community spaces.

Murphy Town CouncilBarbara Hughes


Backyard Battle Games
Baker’s Auto and Tire
Ben McDonald Electric
Cherokee County Toys for Tots
Mike & Kris Coffey
Culberson Baptist Church
Culberson Fire Department
Donald Dockery
Dr. Pamela Anderson
Elliott Brothers Mechanical
EXIT Realty Mountain View Properties
Friendship Baptist Church
Gentle’s auto
Girl Scout Troop 2681
Glitz and Glamour Boutique
Hiwassee Dam Fire Department
Hiwassee Dam High Band
Hiwassee Dam Homecoming court
Journey Fellowship Church
Kelley Pump Service
Levi’s Lawn and Landscaping
Lifetime Kia
MountainView Church
Mr. & Miss. Hiwassee Dam
Murphy Bulldog Regiment
Murphy Church of God
Murphy Electric Power Board
Murphy Health & Fitness
Murphy High Homecoming Girls
Murphy High School Homecoming
Murphy Middle FFA
Murphy Ridge Runners
Murphy School of Dance/MHS Dance Team
Nantahala Bank & Trust Company
New Life Church of God
Old Town Brokers
Order of the Eastern Star
Peachtree Fire and Rescue
Perry Ware
Pleasant Tacoma
Poltrock Team at Remax
Ranger Fire Dept
Rotary Club of Murphy
Rowland Hill Baptist Church
Star Dance Performing Arts
Tim and Theresa Gaffney
TriCounty Democratic Women
Trout Cove Baptist Church
Urban Salon & Spa
Valley View Care and Rehabilitation Center
Wolf Creek Fire Department

Merry Christmas from Murphy Business Association!

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