Weekend Update: Christmas Parade & Hanukkah Festival

Lindsey Chester edits the CaryCitizen Calendar of Events.

Cary, NC – It’s a big weekend on the Cary Calendar of Events with the annual Jaycees Christmas Parade on Saturday and the Hanukkah Festival on Sunday. 

Jaycees Christmas Parade on Saturday

For the past thirty-three consecutive years, the Cary Jaycees have sponsored the Christmas Parade in downtown Cary.

The parade starts on Chatham Street and ends at the end of Academy Street in front of the Cary Arts Center (the old Cary Elementary School building) . The parade is a joyful celebration which includes bands, mascots, local businesses, community groups, and churches.

Spectators start lining up around 1:00 PM. The parade is at 2:00 PM. Free and open to all.

Also Saturday

Also on Saturday, December 8, 2012 – Holiday Pops (two shows) and Battle with the Bard (fight scenes from Shakespeare), both at Cary Arts Center.

Jewish Cultural Festival on Sunday

Sunday from 2-8 PM is the Jewish Cultural Festival, colloguially known as the Hanukkah Festival.

In its second year, this event at Cary Arts Center features a full afternoon of food, music and activities culminating in the lighting of the Hannukah menorah after dark.

How do you spell Hanukkah? We’ve seen Chanukkah, Hanukah, Channukah and Hannukah. But any way you write it, Cary’s Hanukkah Festival spells a good time.

More Cary Events

The CaryCitizen Calendar of Events lists over 5,000 happenings every year, all in Cary. Visit the Calendar.


Photos: Menorah by Elizabeth; Holiday Hoopers by Hal Goodtree.


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