Since 2006, families have been flocking to Atlantic Beach for the only night parade in Carteret County! Each year onlookers enjoy brightly decorated trucks, boats, floats, golf-carts and even bicycles with Santa proudly following at the end! 2019 will be no different with all of the fun beginning on Friday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.
New for 2019 the Light Up The Night Parade will feature a different & more exciting route. Parade floats will line-up and begin at the AB Town Park with the procession moving East on Fort Macon Road toward the Circle. After passing through the Circle (West Dr. to East Dr.) the parade will end at the main stoplight.
What does this mean for parade-goers? The Town is encouraging businesses along the south side of Fort Macon Road (between Cedar Lane & the Circle) to host “parking lot parties” for visitors to park and enjoy the parade from! This will be an amazing opportunity for AB businesses to offer parking, shopping, hot cocoa, or whatever else suits them.
- Featuring a special sale during the parade
- Offering free parking and refreshments (hot cocoa, cookies, etc.)
- Having live music/carolers inside or outside
- Setting up a tent outside for parade viewing
- The possibilities are endless!
If you plan to host an event please let the Town know at email@example.com so your business can be featured!
Be sure to stick around after the parade and visit Santa & his elves at the Atlantic Beach Fire Department. Santa will be taking free photos with plenty of hot chocolate & cookies to share!