The Town's primary sponsored event is the Christmas parade which is held on the second Sunday in December and begins at 3pm (rain or shine). The parade features local middle and high school bands, community and civic group sponsored floats, antique cars, antique tractors, and local personalities sharing candy and generally entertaining the crowd. The parade is finalized with Santa Claus bringing up the rear. The parade route starts at the Food Lion Shopping Center and travels west down Highway 64 past the courthouse. All the children go home with a bag full of candy and what looks like a permanent smile on their faces. It's a great way to kick off the Christmas season.