Parades kick-off the Christmas season
The annual Aiken Christmas Parade isn't for another week, but residents ready to get in the holiday spirit now are in luck with four different Christmas parades to choose from this weekend.
No matter where you may be, there is sure to be a parade of floats and more nearby. Graniteville, Windsor, Wagener and Edgefield are all kicking off the season in fashion over the next four days.
Wagener will host its annual Hometown Holiday Celebration and Christmas Parade on Friday and Saturday. There will be special events on Friday evening and Saturday morning. The Christmas Parade will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Residents are asked to call the Town Hall at 564-3412 in advance to place an entry in the parade.
The GVW Fire Department Christmas Parade, celebrating its 33rd year, will be held in Graniteville beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information or to register a float, call Zeke Deas at 979-9032, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We have about 58 participants signed up, but there's no telling how many will be there,” Deas said. “We do this for the community.”
The Windsor Christmas Parade will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday with a rain date of Sunday. A reception with hot chocolate and hot dogs will follow the parade, where prizes for best float and band will be awarded.
The Aiken High School band and Rep. Bill Taylor are expected to take part in the festivities. To enter or for more information, call Laura Smith at 257-5838 or Ginny Williams at 645-5151.
“We're the smallest town in the county, but we have a good parade,” Windsor Mayor Frank Mizell said.
And finally, the Edgefield Christmas Parade will be at 4 p.m. Sunday on Main Street. Entry forms are available at Edgefield Town Hall, Johnston Town Hall and online at edgefieldsc.net. For more information, call Calvin Henderson at (803) 480-1255.