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Entries will be judged based on curbside appeal only.  Judges will not enter the property.  Each home or business will be judged in one of the following categories.  Please check the box next to the one category description you think best matches your home display.  The category you select will be used as a guide only.  Please note that the judges will ultimately decide which category best fits the home display being considered.  In addition, the judges reserve the right to eliminate or add categories based on the entries received.

[  ]        Christmas Elegance / Traditional             [  ]        Whimsical / Fun

[  ]        Best Use of Lights                                   [  ]        Best Business

There will also be a Mayor’s Choice Award & People's Choice Award for the Best Overall Decorations. 

Entries must be in by 3:00pm on Monday, November 27th to the Youngsville Town Hall.  You can drop off this form at 134 US 1A South (after hours you can use the drop box), mail to P.O. Box 190, Youngsville, NC  27596, fill out the

Judging will take place on Wednesday, November 29th starting 6 pm.
People's Choice votes will be available on Facebook on Thurs, Nov 30, so make sure you are following us  facebook-n 

All awards will be handed out on Friday, December 1st at the Tree Lighting Ceremony held at Benchmark Bank, 110 S College Street.  Festivities start at 5:30pm, with awards announced during the 7:00pm Tree Lighting Ceremony.     
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Radio FlyerThe Youngsville Christmas Parade is the first Saturday in December, at 10am, rain or shine!   This year, the Christmas Parade will be held on December 2, 2023.  The Town Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will also be held from 5:30pm-8pm on Friday, December 1, 2023.


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ntains a schedule of events, parking map, parade map, detour map.  

Fee Schedule   
Christmas Parade Registration:
   Business per vehicle, with or without float and/or walkers            $   50.00 
   Non-profit organizations with proof of status, as above                 $   25.00 
   Antique cars or Farm equipment (each)                                        $   25.00 
   Car/Motorcycle Clubs (up to 5 vehicles)                                       $ 100.00 
   Car/Motorcycle Clubs (6 or more vehicles)                                   $ 100.00 + $15/veh over 5
   Government Agencies, Elected Officials, School Bands                       Free

the-clauses-and-their-helpersNote:   Your application will not be processed until you submit payment. Payment may be made at Town Hall, via phone (919-925-3401), or online at --->  www.youngsvillenc.gov/pay 
(all credit card payments incur a 3% or $3.00 minimum convenience fee).

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2023 Christmas Schedule

Friday, December 1, 2023

  • 4:30 PM - Road closures enforced
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM – Christmas tree lighting ceremony in vicinity of Benchmark Community Bank / S. College Street
  • 8:00 PM - Roads open for all traffic
Tree Lighting Closure

Saturday, December 2, 2023

  •  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM – Floats arrive at staging area
  •  9:00 AM – Float Decorating Contest Judging
    • Best Float – Civic or Scout
    • Best Float – Business or Industry
    • Best Float – Church or School
    • Best Float – Walking Entry
    • Best Float – Vehicle
    • Mayor’s Choice
  •  9:30 AM – Road closures enforced
  •  9:40 AM – Floats begin lining up on road
  • 10:00 AM – Parade begins
  • 11:00 AM – Parade ends
  • 11:00 AM11:30 AM  - Roads open for all traffic

Parade Route v23 - Copy


Parking Map v23 - Copy
Luddy Park (~40 spaces), Youngsville Elementary School (~175 spaces), Youngsville Library (~40 spaces), National Guard Armory (~35 spaces), Youngsville Holden Road lot (~30 spaces).


The parade route now ends, and participants can be dropped off, at YOUNGSVILLE ELEMEMTARY SCHOOL BUS LOT on S. College Street.  Floats and vehicles will unload participants from the Bus Lot. Children will wait for parents to arrive at the Bus Lot and children will walk with parents to the appropriate parking area to depart.  All parade floats & vehicles proceeding past the Bus Lot, taking S. College Street onto Oak Street, then a left onto US-1A, will enter into the flowing traffic leaving Youngsville. Floats are more than welcome to breakdown at Bud's Tavern, down US-1A South, if needed.

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