This year more than 200 elves will dash down Churton Street through the center of the downtown historic district. Elf runners from the Hillsborough Running Club and local school clubs will lead off the parade with the 'Running of the Elves' starting at 4 p.m.
Hillsborough’s annual holiday parade and tree lighting will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2, and traffic will be rerouted around the downtown area that afternoon. https://t.co/91kwA8gB7i pic.twitter.com/i4GNUfF4tI— Town of Hillsborough (@HillsboroughGov) November 26, 2018
The parade presented by the Town of Hillsborough and Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce, will travel down Churton Street to Margaret Lane and then head north on Cameron Street.
Looks out for the ELVES! The 'Running of the Elves' is this Sunday at 4pm in downtown Hillsborough. More than 200 elf runners will dash down Churton Street to lead off this year’s Light Up the Night Holiday Parade brought to you by @hborochamber. https://t.co/imLLpyWy74 pic.twitter.com/0cVunDH8Lb— Tisha Powell (@tpowellabc11) December 1, 2018
This year's parade will feature local bands, floats, fire engines and also Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be a tree lighting following the parade on the lawn of the Old Courthouse Square.
Country singer Sydney Lett will be riding in the parade and ABC11 Anchor Tisha Powell is this year's Grand Marshal. Congressman David Price, Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens, and several other state and local officials will be in attendance.