PEMBROKE — Milton Hunt Memorial Park will be the site of holiday festivities Thursday when Pembroke shows its Christmas spirit with a parade and tree lighting ceremony.
The parade will start at 4:30 p.m. and will feature marching units, bands, beauty queens, floats and Santa Claus. The Robeson County Sudan Tomcats’ funny cars will also roll through town.
The parade starts at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Performing Arts Center and will end at Pembroke Elementary School.
The tree lighting will be held at 6 p.m.. followed by caroling in the park.
Temera Huggins, program support specialist for the town of Pembroke, said one of the unique activities is the annual tree judging contest.
“We have smaller trees that our businesses decorate and we judge the trees,” Huggins said.
Snacks and drinks will be available.
On Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Pembroke will have movie night in the park. Movie-goers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and watch Disney’s “A Christmas Carol.”
Fairmont’s annual Christmas parade is Friday, St. Pauls and Marietta will hold theirs on Saturday, and Red Springs on Dec. 10.