The Transylvania Times -

Picturing The Past: Christmas Parades Are Local Traditions


November 27, 2017

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 the new fire truck to open the festivities. He greeted children, received their wish lists and gave out candy. Christmas carols were enjoyed and stores stayed open late for shoppers. This was the p...

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