Pittsboro announces 2022 Holly Days schedule of events and Christmas parade theme

Pittsboro, NC – The Town of Pittsboro is happy to announce the schedule of events and details for the upcoming 2022 Holly Days festivities occurring within the downtown Pittsboro area.

Santa at the 2021 Pittsboro Christmas parade. (photo by Gene Galin)

Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration: Sunday, November 20, 2022 / 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

The annual Pittsboro Christmas Tree Lighting is our community’s official kick-off for the Holly Days festivities. This year, it returns on Sunday, November 20th, from 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM in front of the historic courthouse. You won’t want to miss the Tree Lighting Festivities, including live entertainment, FREE photos with Santa, local vendors, and downtown shopping!

Small Business Saturday: Saturday, November 26th, 2022 / 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Shop small, shop local! You can find great gifts for everyone on your list from one of Downtown Pittsboro’s unique shops. As an added bonus, gift wrapping is available at the Pittsboro Welcome Center (37 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312).

First Sunday Artisan Fair: Sunday, December 4, 2022 / 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join us for an artisan market featuring crafts, music, and food. Shops, restaurants, and the Chatham Historical Museum (9 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312) will host special events.

Pittsboro Christmas Parade: Sunday, December 11, 2022 / Parade Begins at 3:00 PM

Join us in Downtown Pittsboro for our annual Christmas Parade. Marching bands, dancers, holiday revelers, and Santa Claus parade through downtown in this annual tradition. The theme for this year is “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and prizes will be awarded for the best entries. To enter the parade, complete and submit the application found at the bottom of our Town’s homepage at www.pittsboronc.gov.

Pittsboro by Luminaria: Thursday, December 15, 2022 / 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Come downtown, shop, sip, dine, and enjoy the downtown area lit by luminaria.

We look forward to having you join us.