Before "The Big Guy" heads to the North Pole, he makes a couple of stops in Granville to shop, play and enjoy the holiday season.  Here's a list of where you and your family can go to see him and all the wonderful activities that make Granville a great place to visit during the holidays:
(The cover photograph to this page was taken by Atkins Photography at  Cedar Grove Acres).  

Downtown Oxford will host Lighting of the Greens & Annual Christmas Parade on Friday, December 1st. The Lighting of the Greens activities will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Main Street. Followed by the evening parade at 6:30 p.m.   Log onto for more information.  For an application to enter the parade, CLICK HERE.

 The City of Creedmoor has a Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 1st at 7:00 pm.  Residents and visitors gather for the tree lighting in front of City Hall at 111 Masonic Street in downtown Creedmoor. The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm with performances by local elementary and middle school choirs and instrumentalists, a reading of “The Christmas Story”, and a visit from Santa Claus himself! Creedmoor's Annual Christmas Parade on December 2nd at 11:00 am.  The parade features a very special Grand Marshal, holiday floats, marching bands, and of course, Santa himself! For more information log onto

The Town of Butner & Butner Community Association kicks off the holiday season with Christmas in the Park on December 1st at 5:30pm.  Activities include: Christmas music, lighting of the tree, reading of “Twas the Night before Christmas” story by the Mayor & pictures with Santa, sponsored by the town.  
The Annual Christmas Parade is on December 2nd at 2:00pm which features floats and parade entertainment coordinated by South Granville Exchange Club. For more information, log onto

The Town of Stem host their Annual Christmas Parade on December 9th at 12:00pm.  For more information, log onto their Facebook page Stem Christmas Parade & Festival

Last, but not least, the unique Grassy Creek Christmas Parade is on December 9th at 2:00pm. This community is located in northern part of Granville County and is guaranteed to be a special event for the whole family.  

Vino Oasi will hosting Cocoa with Santa on Sunday, December 3rd from 3 pm to 6pm.  Bring the whole family to see Santa arrive on a firetruck! Photos with Santa by Xpressions by Alicia.  There will be cookies, snacks, craft activities for the kids.  Also, there will be a Ugly Sweater Contest for Dudes Only and a raffle to win the Vino Christmas Tree (no decor included).  For more information, log onto