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2023 Annual Shelby Christmas Parade


Photo from the Shelby Star.


The 2023 Shelby Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 17th, at 3:00 p.m. The parade will travel southward down Lafayette Street, and Uptown Shelby's sidewalks are the perfect spot to view this annual holiday spectacular! RSVP to the event on Facebook to receive a reminder on Sunday, December 17th!


Alphabetical List of Parade Participants


No. Organization/Group Name

60 828 Bailbonds

36 Abound Health

15 Academy of Performing Arts

27 Almost Heaven Salon & Spa

44 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

82 American Legion Post 82

86 At Peace Salon and Spa

34 Atrium Health Cleveland

80 Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Meta

42 BAMM

23 Beaver Bonding

24 Beaver Motorsports Group

90 Bennie Gene Pryor Foundation

59 Berry's Container Service

93 Boost Bike Shop

17 Broad River Camp Ground

73 Broad River European Motor Club

18 Brookdale of Shelby

31 BSA Pack 101 Cub Scouts

89 Carolina Crown Vic

53 CCC Adv. Law Enforcement Training

52 CCC BLET &Corrections training

51 CCC College Athletics

55 CCC Cosmetolgoy, Esthetics and Barbering

50 CCC Electric Line Worker Academy

47 CCC Fire Training Program

49 CCC Heavy Equipment and Commercial Truck Training

46 CCC Nursing and Health Science

48 CCC Student Govnt. Assoc.

54 CCC Yeti's Women's Basketball Team

95 Circle M Livestock Safari Park

10 Clev. Co. Sheriff's Command Post

77 Clev. County Bass Anglers

8 Clev. County Commissioners

12 Clev. County Register Deeds

13 Clev. County School Board

9 Clev. County Sheriff's Office - 5 K-9

40 Clev. Funeral Services

33 Cleveland Acoustics and Drywall

64 Cleveland County Democratic Party

11 Cleveland County EMS

26 Cleveland County GOP

32 Cleveland Volunteer Fire Dept.

21 Clifford's Rescue Army /10-15 Dogs

7 Crest High Marching Chargers

41 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

45 Don Gibson Theatre

83 Elect Tony Berry

69 Elizabeth Football & Cheerleading

88 Gragg Financial

20 Greenbrook Design Center

99 Imperial Comics and Games

29 KTC Broadcasting

25 Laughlin Furniture

66 Little Bit Studio

72 Maranatha Baptist Church

85 Mark Robinson for Governor

79 Michelle, The Critter Sitter

76 Miss Burns High School 2024

37 MVP Gaming Adventures

70 NC Forest Serv./Smokey Bear

87 Number Seven VFD

68 Oak Grove VFD - 3 Dogs

56 OG Ridaz/Shelby & Shelby HeartnSpirit

97 Palmetto Roofing Specialties

101 Piedmont Chimney & HVAC

28 Piedmont Pistons

75 Pink Paradise Wellness & Day Spa

35 Pinnacle Classic Acad Band

96 Pop's Bait and Tackle

63 Rail Trail Boardwalk

57 ReMax

61 Revive Spa & Salt Cave / 2 spaces

43 Road to Hope Shelby

14 Senator Ted Alexander

92 Shanghai VFD

71 Shelby Elite Allstars

4 Shelby Fire & Rescue

105 Shelby High Cheerleaders

106 Shelby High Marching Band

5 Shelby Mayor and Council

30 Shelby Middle Cheerleaders

16 Shelby Nursery/Scottree

6 Shelby Parks & Recreations

2 Shelby PD Chief Brad Fraser

1 Shelby PD Honor Guard

102 Shelby Theatre Company

100 Shelby Towing

58 Shoal Creek Baptist Church

3 SPD Officer & Civilian of the Year

94 Special Moments Photography

84 Steffes

22 Step-n-Out Dance

38 Tammy Arrowood Stars /Tomorrow

62 Turn the Beat Dance Studio

65 Union Terrier Basketball Boosters

78 Unlimited Dance Company

107 USA Santa Claus

67 Utility Tree Service

39 VIA Health Partners

19 Walker Woodworking

81 Washington Missionary Baptist

74 Westview Baptist Daycare

91 White Oak Springs Church

103 WPCS Shelby Podcast

104 Wrights Jewelry

98 Zoar Baptist Chruch


Load-In Times


Participants have been grouped into special categories to make load-in as safe as possible for volunteers, staff, and participants. Please note your entry number above and confirm your load-in time with the list below.


Load-in 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. for vehicle (participants may arrive after 1:45 p.m.)

  • 16

  • 19

  • 21

  • 23

  • 27

  • 36

  • 40

  • 43

  • 57

  • 58

  • 60

  • 61

  • 72

  • 74

  • 77

  • 82

  • 83

  • 84

  • 86

  • 96


Load-in 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. for vehicle (participants may arrive after 1:45 p.m.)

  • 64

  • 66

  • 67

  • 79

  • 80

  • 81

  • 98

  • 99

  • 101


Load-in 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (all Cleveland Community College entries)

Please line up based on number; this allows the commentators to give the correct information on camera.

  • 46

  • 47

  • 48

  • 49

  • 50

  • 51

  • 52

  • 53

  • 54


Load-in for No. 100 Shelby Towing is 2:30 p.m.


Load-in for the following can begin at 1:45 p.m. All vehicles must be in by 2:30 p.m.

  • 17

  • 18

  • 24

  • 25

  • 28

  • 29

  • 33

  • 37

  • 39

  • 42

  • 44

  • 56

  • 70

  • 73

  • 76

  • 85

  • 88

  • 89

  • 90

  • 93

  • 94

  • 97

  • 103

  • 104


Important Information


  1. If you are a car or motorcycle club, you are limited to 10 vehicles/motorcycles, unless you paid for additional space.

  2. We have the lineup route lined up based on the size of the item you listed for your entry, i.e., truck with trailer, car, walkers etc.

  3. If you have horses, it is your responsibility to diaper them and clean up any accidents that happen.

  4. If you have dogs, it is your responsibility to clean up any accidents. Additionally, all dogs not inside a vehicle must be on a leash and not allowed to run freely.

  5. Do not throw candy. If you have candy, you may hand it to spectators. This is a safety issue.

  6. The lineup is set; please do not ask for changes.

  7. Again, this year Cleveland Community College's C19 will be broadcasting the parade live and some additional times during the week. They will use part, if not all, of what you submitted; there is limited time for commentary for each entry.


From USA Executive Director, Carly Bostic


  1. It is CRUCIAL that you adhere to your lineup timeframe for BOTH your vehicle and participants. Please be sure to arrive at your assigned location on time. Your vehicle may have a different arrival time than your participants.

  2. It is imperative that your participants arrive promptly. For safety reasons, barricades WILL NOT be moved due to tardiness. Barricades are only moved for the assigned vehicle entry.

  3. Be respectful to everyone involved, from staff to volunteers and the other participants. Please remember you are a representative of your organization and this community.

  4. All performances and routines must be in a continuous forward motion. Please keep at least 25 feet between entries at all times.

  5. For safety, candy cannot be thrown.

  6. Per the City of Shelby Police Department and the Uptown Shelby Association, ALL wheels must always remain on the street. For the safety of both the participants and spectators, there will be no burnouts, wheelies, or stunts. You will be immediately removed from the parade if this occurs.

  7. Please share all the information, maps, and details with your organization's participants. They have specific instructions on where to be in the lineup. Again, barricades will not be moved for the safety of staff and volunteers.

  8. Any poor conduct, decor, or participation of any unit or individuals deemed inappropriate will result in immediate removal from the parade.

  9. Please remember to decorate your float with Christmas decor and help us spread the Christmas spirit and cheer throughout Uptown Shelby!


Violation of these rules may result in removal from the 2023 Parade and/or tentative allowance in future parades.


If you have any questions, please contact the Uptown Shelby Association office at 704-484-3100.


Additional information (PDF files) to download for Parade Participants:


2023 Christmas Parade Route
.pdf
Download PDF • 229KB

2023 Participant Pick up Instructions
.pdf
Download PDF • 214KB

2023 Participant Drop Off Location
.pdf
Download PDF • 443KB

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