The Hatteras Village Christmas Parade, which is celebrating its 30th year in 2021, has been postponed to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, December 12, due to heavy rain in the forecast for Saturday afternoon and evening.
The parade first originated in 1991 with local fire trucks and emergency vehicles, a handful of impressive floats, a 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 almost 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.
This year, the parade is once again returning to the village, and the island community is invited to line the streets of Hatteras along the parade route on Sunday.
Participants will be lining up at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and following the route through the village towards Eagle Pass Road. After the parade, there will be cookies and hot chocolate at the Hatteras Village Community Building, as well as the announcement of the winners. First place will be $500 cash, second place will be $300, and third place will be $200. Additionally, there will be a $100 cash prize for the best golf cart.
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/.