Schedule of Events for Today's 'Merry Cary Parade and Festival'

Plenty of free family activities, entertainment and the highlight of the day - the parade - pack Merry Cary Parade with holiday fun on Sunday, Dec. 2, in downtown Cary.


Catch the holiday spirit by attending the annual "Merry Cary Parade" on Sunday, Dec. 2, on West Main Street in Cary.

The weather is promising to be warm and inviting- perfect for all the free family outdoor activities and entertainment.

Here is everything you need to know:

What: The Merry Cary Parade

When: Sunday, Dec. 2

Time: Parade starts at 1 p.m.

(Parade lineup for participants starts at noon on Wulff Street).

Parade Route: Starts at Briargate School and ends on Main Street by Cary Travel Express.


Other Festive and Fun Happenings:

Noon to 3:30 p.m.

Giant Petting Zoo, located at Jandus Road near Galati's Restaurant, 7 Jandus Rd., Cary.

Pony Rides, located in BMO Harris Bank parking lot, 122 W. Main St., Cary.


 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (following parade)

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides, pickup on West Main Street by The Tracks Bar & Grill, 108 W. Main St., Cary.

Visits with Santa! at Cary Travel Express, 9 Jandus Rd., Cary.


Music and Entertainment Line Up

2:15 to 3:15 p.m. The Christmas Elves Wally and Abbey from "Those Funny Little People" on West Main Street at Cary Travel Express.

2:30 to 3 p.m. Junior High Jazz Band in the BMO Harris Bank Lobby

3 to 3:30 p.m. Cary's Grade School Cadet, Concert and Symphonic bands in the BMO Harris Bank Lobby.


The Merry Cary Parade and Festival is sponsored by the village of Cary and the Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.


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