Beckley’s Christmas Parade scheduled for December 4

The City of Beckley will host the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 4, 2021, beginning at 11:00 a.m. This year’s parade will be a traditional parade that follows the usual downtown route. Last year, a reverse parade was held at the Convention Center due to the pandemic. 

The parade line-up will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Park Middle School (floats, vehicles) and at 10:00 a.m. at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza (bands & walking units). The parade theme is “Gingerbread Houses Christmas”.  

Parade categories include: Church/religious, business/commercial, schools, non-profit business/organization and civic/service club.  Trophies will be awarded for the best overall, five float categories (1st & 2nd), along with the judges’ favorite walking unit, animal unit, and classic car, plus bands.  Monetary prizes may be awarded for the best overall ($100) and 1st place in the five float categories ($50).  An Awards Ceremony will occur after the parade at the portable stage near the corner of Neville & Heber Streets.  Each party who participates with a float should send a representative to the Ceremony.   

If interested in entering in the parade, the entry form can be accessed at or contact Beckley Events at 304-256-1776.  Entry forms are due by December 2.