Kershaw Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony


December 1st, 2019

3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Annual Kershaw Christmas Parade is something that kicks off the Christmas season here in Kershaw.  The parade starts at 3 p.m. at the corner of Church and N. Hampton Street - proceeds South on N. Hampton Street where the participants take a right on Matson Street ending the parade.


Immediately following the Christmas Parade there will be additional activities as follows:

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.     Photo Opportunity with Santa at Town Hall

                                    Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

                                     Lighting of the Christmas Tree

                                     Announcements of Winners of the Home Made Float Contest


Pre-Decorated Christmas Parade Floats

Pre-Decorated floats can be purchased (and will not be eligible for the home-made float contest) by contacting Sheila Hinson, President of the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce (803) 243-0195.

Participate in the Parade

If you are an individual or organization that would like to participate in the Christmas Parade (and not the float contest), there is no charge, but ask that you contact Sheila Hinson, President of the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, (803) 243-0195, to get on the line-up sheet.  By being on the line-up sheet, helps the attendances line everyone up the day of the parade as well as the MC that announces your participation in the parade.

The Day of the Christmas Parade:

  • Line-up for the parade will start about 2:15 p.m.

  • Purchased pre-decorated floats will be lined up on N. Cleveland Street;

  • Gold Mine Cruiser participants will line up on W. Church Street; and

  • All other participants, including home-built contest entrants, will line up on E. Church Street.

Thank you!  Hope to see y'all there!

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Kershaw Heart & Soul & Town of Kershaw presents this year's Home-Built Float Contest with the these of "Home Town Christmas"  and an description on your entry form.  Entry form and Entry fee of $10 (checks made payable to Town of Kershaw) by received by Monday, November 25th, 2019.



  • Parade float must be home-built and reflect the theme of 'Home Town Christmas";

  • Parade floats must be clearly marked with signs on either side of the parade float entry;

  • No individual(s) dressed in Santa Claus suits allowed due to Santa Claus being on the last float ending the parade.  (Santa hats are permitted);

  • No political statements, no firearms and no alcoholic beverages are allowed at any time;

  • Individuals/Organizations are expected to be courteous, in good taste with safety in mind at all times during the parade;

  • No one is allowed to get on or off a parade float once it has started down the parade route;

  • All parade entrants acknowledge and agree to save, defend and uphold harmless the Town of Kershaw, it's sponsors, agents, and members from any claims for damages and injury (including death) and property damage arising from the involvement of the parade;

  • ALL parade float entry forms must be signed/acknowledged online and have paid the $10 entry fee to be considered in the home-built parade float contest.


1st Place $500       2nd Place $250       3rd Place  $100

There will also be 3 $50 Judge's Choice prizes given out to the participants of the Christmas Parade.

Judging will take place during the parade and be announced after the Christmas Tree Lightning in front of Town Hall (approximately 5:30 p.m.)


Town of Kershaw

P.O. Box 145

113 S. Hampton Street

Kershaw, SC 29067

(803) 475-6065 

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Annual Kershaw Christmas Parade 2016