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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Folks decorated more than the tree for the holidays this weekend. Cars, bikes and even people dressed up with ornaments and tinsel for the North Carolina Christmas Festival Parade in Leland.

Everyone from the mayor of Leland to the Matthews Quintuplets to our own members of the WWAY News team Makenzi Henderson and Daniel Seamans were there.

Kids enjoy watching the parade and collecting candy, while parents like that it’s another way to celebrate and get to know the community they live in.

“It’s great to give the public the chance to put things in the parade and go out and watch the parade, and see your local fire department,” said spectator Tim Arneson. “You need to have events to celebrate, like this one here and there is a Christmas parade. They even have a Saint Patty’s day parade in town.”

The parade was scheduled to carry on rain or shine. Luckily, the rain held off, and spectators lined Village Road instead of staying in their cars.

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  • Kassie Cumbee

    Thanks for posting this!! We were in the pick up truck, I wish we had know where the camera was! Baby Miss Southport~Oak Island (who lives in Leland) Elizabeth Cumbee was so lucky to no get a drop of rain on her! She had a wonderful time waving at everyone!

  • Faye Burckhalter

    I just want to Thank WWAY TV3 for all the coverage that was given to ourN C Christmas Festival in Leland, NC, With the streets as crowded as before we know that WWAY TV # had let everyone know what weekend our Festival was. Thank you so much.


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