Community invited to Christmas tree lighting, Light Up the Night Christmas Parade in Southport

Community invited to Light Up the Night Christmas Parade in Southport
Published: Nov. 7, 2023 at 12:51 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2023 at 11:07 AM EST
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SOUTHPORT, N.C. (WECT) - Southport is inviting the community to multiple Christmas events this December.

Mayor Joseph Hatem will light the City of Southport’s downtown Christmas tree at Whittler’s Branch during a tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m.

Twas the Night Before Christmas will be read, and the children’s choir with Trinity United Methodist Church will sing Christmas carols. Guests can also expect hot chocolate and cookies.

The Light Up the Night Christmas Parade is set for the following Friday, Dec. 8.

“On Friday, December 8, at 5:30 p.m. the children will begin to board the fire engines at the Southport Fire Station. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Parade route: Waterfront Park, down Howe St., back to the Southport Fire Station. Following the parade, children are invited to visit with Santa,” a city announcement states.

The Southport Fire Department is sponsoring the event; you can apply for the parade using this form.