The Greenville Poinsettia
Christmas Parade

For more than 75 years, the parade has signaled the start of the Christmas season in Greenville. Each year the parade attracts thousands of visitors downtown to view the holiday floats and activities.

The 2019 parade will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. The route stretches along Main Street from Augusta to North streets.

View Parade Route (PDF)

Santa Viewing Map (PDF)

Congratulations to the 2018 Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade Winners

Joel Poinsett Award: Thrive Upstate

Best Float: Greenville Gaels Youth GAA/Irish Dancers of Greenville

Best Walking Unit: Hidden Pasture Farm

Best Dance Unit: Heather's Dance Academy

Best Marching Band: City of Greenville Pipes and Drums

People's Choice Award: A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering 

No Pets, No Smoking at all city special events.


All city-sponsored events are smoke free. Also, no pets, skateboards or bicycles are allowed at this event.


If you would like to be a sponsor for the event, please fill out the Sponsorship Inquiry form and contact Victoria Iriel, Sponsorship Coordinator. If you have other questions, please contact Event Management.

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