Apex Christmas Parade: A truly magical event
The Apex Christmas Parade is one of the best events in downtown Apex. On Saturday, Dec. 1, part of Salem Street will be blocked off, and at 5:00 p.m. the parade will start. You can sit on the curb or in chairs. Just be sure to stay out of the street. There are so many interesting floats and groups to watch in the parade. You can even see Santa coming down the street on his sleigh at the end of the parade.
There is typically lots of music playing, and there are many dance and jump rope groups that are fun to watch. There are also many cool cars and trucks that pass by. One of the coolest things to see is the bands, especially the Apex High band. They commonly decorate themselves and their instruments and play a lot of fun, festive music. One of my favorite things to watch in the parade are all of the neat skills and talents that get highlighted in the parade. Some people are good at dance, other playing an instrument. They all get to come together during the best time of the year and put together something truly amazing.
One change this year is that the Apex High band was moved from being last of all the high school bands, to being first.
I asked some Apex High students about the parade and these are their thoughts.
“I love it, it is really fun!” said senior Hailey DiNardo.
“Being in the parade is a very fun experience! It’s so fun to see people you know cheering you on!” explained sophomore Gillian Kepley.
“It’s a great time for everyone to get together and spread the holiday cheer!” said freshman Jacob Schaller.
The Apex Christmas Parade is an exciting event sponsored by the Apex Rotary Club. This year, you may want to grab a raincoat on your way out to the parade as there may be showers.