We always enjoy participating in the Liberty and Pleasant Garden Christmas parades each year!
Liberty Parade: First Saturday in December
Pleasant Garden Parade: First Sunday in December
Who can participate?
All of our students are invited to participate!
Creative Movement and Foundations Dancers:
Are invited to ride on our float! Due to limited space, we ask that you sign up for your first and second choice. We are also limited in the amount of volunteers/parents who can ride on the float. Volunteers will be contacted by Mrs. Katherine. If you want to ride with your dancer, please let me know ASAP. Volunteers will need to purchase apparel.
Only pre-approved volunteers will be permitted to ride on the float. We do not need volunteers to walk in front of or behind the float.
All float riders, walkers, and volunteers need to purchase the themed sweatshirt or t-shirt and wear jeans, tennis shoes. White gloves/earmuffs/etc. are permitted, if desired.
Please note: We are required to check in very early. Sometimes, it can be a little tough on younger dancers. There is not always a place to use the restroom, either. If you are concerned that your dancer may be too young to wait before the parade, please let me know and I’d be happy to discuss options with you! We want all our dancers to have a positive experience whether that be on the float, walking or dancing, and even waving at us from the crowd!
Dancers enrolled in any Level 1-5class:
Are invited to walk in front of our float and toss candy!
Need to purchase the themed sweatshirt or t-shirt and wear jeans and tennis shoes (we recommend flat soles like converses for dancers). White gloves/earmuffs/etc. are permitted, if desired. Bring lots of candy, it always disappears quickly!
All students need to sign up and order apparel by the due date (generally third week in October) in order to participate.
We would love to have high participation in both parades, but you are welcome to pick one!
2019 Christmas Parade Information
Liberty Parade: Saturday, December 7th
Pleasant Garden Parade: Sunday, December 8th
To ensure dancers are picked up quickly after we arrive at the pick up location, please be sure to pick a spot near the end of the parade route, or make your way there after we pass you in the parade. This means you may be picking up your dancer before the parade ends. We want to keep all our dancers safe and happy, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation!
For safety reasons, dancers will only be released to the parent/guardian indicated on the sign-up sheet.
*If you are unfamiliar with Liberty and/or Pleasant Garden, we encourage you to find the drop off and pick up locations before parade day. Mrs. Katherine will be focusing on our participants and equipment, and will not be checking her phone often. Thank you for understanding!*
Please be sure to use the bathroom before you arrive; there are no bathrooms near the drop off locations, and we cannot leave the drop off location to take dancers to the restroom.
What to Wear/Bring:
All participants (except Team members) should wear our Nutcracker themed t-shirts.
*All pre-approved volunteers should wear this sweatshirt.
Parents/siblings are welcome to purchase apparel as well!
Exception: Team members wear Team jacket, not themed sweatshirt.
White or pink gloves/earmuffs/etc. are permitted, if desired.
Bring a large bag (or two!) of candy to toss.
Team members: Wear Team jacket and Team leggings. Black hi-top converse (or similar style)
Liberty: Saturday, December 7th/Parade begins at 2:30
Drop off time/location: 1:30-1:40 in the Liberty Family Pharmacy parking lot (430 N Greensboro St) ***DO NOT park here—please drop off your dancer, then move your vehicle to the pick up location… ***DO NOT park in the Liberty Family Pharmacy lot—please drop off your dancer, then move your vehicle to the pick up location…
Pick up location: Charter Furniture parking lot (100 E Newbury Street, will be marked “Parking B” for the parade)
Pleasant Garden: Sunday, December 8th / Parade begins at 3:00
Drop off location: The former Hansen Brickyard site at the intersection of Pleasant Garden Road and Forest Oaks Circle (same as last year).
Drop off time: Between 1:45-2:00 *Pleasant Garden Road will be closed between Nesbit Rd and Ryegate Dr at 2:00 and no vehicles will be able to access after that time.
Pick up location: PG Elementary School *We will not stop at the entrance, we will follow the flow of the parade and move towards the middle or Appomatox Rd side of campus.