Entries are currently being accepted for the annual Hatteras Village Christmas Parade, which will be held on Saturday afternoon, December 11.
Celebrating its 30th year in 2021, the parade includes cash prizes for first, second, and third prize winners, as well as an additional prize for the most festive golf cart. Any organization or group is welcome to sign up, and can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by scanning the QR code in the image below.
The parade first originated in 1991 with local fire trucks and emergency vehicles, a handful of impressive floats, at least one mini horse, and a grand finale of Santa Claus riding high on a boat.
Immediately a big hit with residents and participants alike, there has been a parade virtually every year since the original 1991 event, with the exception of post-Isabel 2003, (when there was an “unofficial” parade with Red Hat Society women and a collection of kids on bikes), and 2020, when the parade was canceled due to the Corovirus pandemic.
There is no registration fee to be a part of the parade, and all local businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals are all invited to sign up, bring their most creative floats, costumes, and/or vehicles, and make the festive march through the heart of Hatteras village.
Click here to view highlights from the last Hatteras Village Parade, which was held in 2019. For more information on the parade and other Hatteras village events, visit https://www.facebook.com/HatterasVillage/.