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Kannapolis Christmas parade still on go for Saturday

KANNAPOLIS – So far, predictions of a winter storm have not affected plans for the Kannapolis Christmas Parade to hit Main Street, at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The city sent out a press release this morning saying the parade is still on go.

“After consulting with several meteorologists today, we will proceed with the parade,” the release says. “It will be cold at the start of the parade but sleet and snow are not expected until after midnight in Kannapolis. It will be perfect weather for Santa and his reindeer as they join us from the North Pole. Bundle up, bring a chair and your hot chocolate and enjoy this holiday tradition.”

The nighttime parade is illuminated by thousands of lights on the 100 parade entries. They include nine bands: A.L. Brown, N.W. Cabarrus, Concord, West Charlotte, West Rowan and South Rowan high schools; North Hills Christian School, Evermore Collective Christmas Band and the Bailey Concert Band.

After the parade, people can visit Santa at the Winterland Express and Festival of Lights at Village Park.

The parade will begin at its usual location at the intersection of South Main Street and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. It will then travel down Main Street and end at the intersection of Main Street and Laureate Way.

The parade is sponsored by Cannon Pharmacy and the City of Kannapolis. Cash awards will be presented in the categories of bands, churches, civic organizations and schools.

See the parade route map here.

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