Holiday cheer

Mount Holly rings in Christmas with holiday tradition

Mountain Island area residents gathered in downtown Mount Holly on Nov. 30 to ring in the holiday season with the city’s annual Christmas parade. Many schools, athletic teams, pageant queens, politicians and dance studios took time to entertain the crowd gathered along Main Street.

Santa Claus himself headlined the Mount Holly Christmas Parade Nov. 30. Many schools, dance studios, pageant queens and marching bands showed up to entertain the crowd in downtown Mount Holly. (Bill Ward/MIM photo)

Brayden Ingold, alongside his father, Josh, seems awestruck after seeing Santa at the end of the parade.

Mount Holly Middle School Hawks football players greet parade-goers.

FOX Charlotte co-anchor Morgan Fogarty makes a special appearance.

N.C. House Representative John Torbett, who represents voters in Gaston County, takes in some of the day’s festivities while on a motorcycle.

Members of the East Gaston Marching Band entertain the crowd.

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