“Will you hand over your spiritual and mental freedom to those in authority who censor free speech? This is huge.”
“If promoting peace, environmental sustainability and human rights in a holiday parade have become too controversial in the ‘Christmas season,’ then we are certainly in a sad state indeed.”
“Recently, I am seeing our city’s eclectic nature being rejected, as in this situation, and Asheville succumbing to corporate entities!”
“Can we not try to keep some of that inclusivity alive during this season by allowing a parade unit that promotes care for our home — Earth — and peace as a big way to do that?”
“We think it is a sad commentary about those promoting and organizing this annual event that they cannot see that the groups in Only One Earth Coalition are a vital part of our Asheville community and deserve to be celebrated and raised up, not excluded.”
“Carolina Costume Co. had numerous characters lined up in the parade when a police officer came up to the Easter Bunny and said it was illegal to wear a mask in public.”
The 2015 Asheville holiday parade featured nearly 100 entries including marching bands, dance and cheer squads, nonprofits and businesses. This year’s parade theme is “Joy to the World.”
The Asheville Holiday Parade made its way through downtown on Saturday, Nov. 23. Photographer Joshua Cole was there.
The Asheville Holiday Parade draws a crowd in downtown Asheville, winding around Biltmore, Patton and French Broad Avenues and ending on Charlotte Street.
Now’s the time to sign up entries for the November holiday parade. This year’s theme? “Mountain Magic.”
The City of Asheville has released a list of bus routes altered due to road closings during Saturday’s Holiday Parade.
Thousands of people converged on downtown Asheville Saturday morning for the annual holiday parade that featured everything from big tractors and little tots to marching bands and church floats, funky chickens and cheerleaders. Oh, and Santa, of course.
After the most recent edition of the Asheville Holiday Parade, the future of the popular, long-running display of seasonal spirit seemed in doubt. But the 61-year-old annual event may gain a new sponsor and new life in 2008. Keep on dancin’: The sponsor of the Asheville Holiday Parade is bailing out, but a potential new […]