Christmas on 1st Avenue

2019 Parade Entries 



Please see the changes and new schedule of events for this year's Christmas Lighting and Parade.  The Parade and Lighting will be on the same day, we are turning the parade around and it will be a lighted festival, during the evening!

Saturday, December 7th 

The Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 4:30 PM and we will light the tree at 6:00 PM at Knightdale Station Park

The Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30 PM on Knightdale Station Run and continue down     First Ave. to Fayetteville Street.  

We are encouraging groups to be very creative this year with the entries - as it will be dark, be sure to light up your group!  We would like to see tons of Christmas lights, glow sticks and anything else that shines bright in the evening to make this the most spectacular Christmas Parade ever.  

Information for Knightdale’s 2019 Parade Entries

With the Christmas Season ramping up behind the scenes here in Knightdale, we wanted to let you know of a few updates to the Christmas Parade that will be occurring this year. Below is a list of event information you may remember, and a few that may be new to everyone.

There is a mandatory participation meeting: One representative from your entry must attend the Christmas Parade meeting on Tuesday, December 3rd 6:30 PM at The Knightdale Recreation Center. 101 Lawson Ridge Rd.

Schedule: We are changing from two days of Christmas events to one day, and hosting the lighting and parade at night…….SO BRING ON THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!!!!!

Christmas Tree Lighting: Saturday, December 7th 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Parade: Saturday, December 7th 6:30 PM -8:00 PM

Christmas Parade Route: We are turning the parade around this year, taking it from the Christmas Tree Lighting at Knightdale Station Park to Knightdale Elementary.

The line-up/staging area will be on Knightdale Station Run (North side of Knightdale Station Park).  You will enter the area via Carolinian Avenue off Knightdale Boulevard, and take a right onto Knightdale Station Run. There will be a staff member on Knightdale Station Run to point you in the right direction.

The Parade will begin on Knightdale Station Run, down First Avenue, and will end at the corner of First Avenue and Fayetteville Street.


Entries will be judged this year with awards for the 1st 2nd and 3rd place entries.