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Picturing The Past: Christmas Parades Are Local Traditions


November 27, 2017

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Santa arrives downtown at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 1950 on a Brevard fire truck.

Community-wide holiday festivities have long been an important part of small town traditions. In Transylvania County, both Brevard and Rosman light up their main streets and hold an annual parade with floats, marching bands and the arrival of Santa Claus.

In Brevard Christmas parades became a part of the holiday season following WWII. In 1947 the Ecusta Band escorted Santa as he rode in on t...

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