Mount Gilead Christmas parade expands to “Winter Festival”

Mount Gilead’s annual Christmas parade is growing into a winter festival this year.

141125_Jingle_Bell_DashThe parade is traditionally on the first Saturday in December, which falls on December 6 this year. The day will start with the first-ever Jingle Bell Dash 5K run and walk, scheduled to start at 10 a.m. The 5K is being organized by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and participants are being encouraged to wear bells during the run.

Following the 5K, live music, vendors and other entertainment will start at 11 a.m. along Main St., then the parade will begin at 2 p.m.

5K information and registration are available from the Chamber of Commerce at 910-572-4300. Details on the festival and parade are available at 910-439-0017.

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