Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles & Ingles JingleFest
The Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles of WNC, rolls, dances and marches through downtown Asheville on Saturday, November 21 beginning at 11am. The parade features nearly 100 entries including marching bands, dance and cheer squads, nonprofits and businesses. This year’s parade theme is “Joy to the World.”
Asheville-native and Atlanta Braves star, Cameron Maybin, will serve as grand marshal for the 2015 Asheville Holiday Parade. The grand marshal float is sponsored by Deerfield Retirement Community.
Maybin played baseball at T.C. Roberson High School, where as a freshman, he led his team to a state championship and was named the tournament’s “Most Valuable Player.”
The 10th overall pick in 2005, Maybin was drafted by the Detroit Tigers, and after a couple years in the minors, was called up in 2007. At 20, he was the youngest player in the American League, and in just his second major league game, picked up his first career home run off All-Star pitcher, Roger Clemens. Now centerfielder for the Atlanta Braves, Maybin has posted 10 home runs and 52 RBIs in the 2015 season.
Parade entries include a little something for everyone with decorated floats, adoptable pets from area rescue organizations, our Honored Veterans float sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, live music, performances, and of course, Santa Claus, brought to you by the NC Arboretum’s Winter Lights!
Performance stops are located at the corner of Biltmore and Patton Avenues as well as near Pritchard Park.
Transportation is available through the City of Asheville’s ART transit system. Parade attendees can pick up a free bus pass for the Holiday Parade at City Hall (5th Floor) Monday through Friday leading up to the parade.
After the parade, attendees are invited to Pack Square Park from 1-4pm for Ingles JingleFest. Activities include bouncy houses ($2 wristband), games and activities, and live entertainment from the stage. Plus, Cameron Maybin will sign autographs from about 2-3pm and there will be free photos with Santa.