Last weekend was a celebration of all things Christmas in Kings Mountain.
The city held its annual Christmas parade Saturday afternoon. This year's parade saw more than 100 entries float, walk and drive their way through downtown Kings Mountain.
Highlights of the parade included Kings Mountain High School Marching Mountaineers, Catawba County Shrine Club’s Gator Patrol and the jolly ole elf himself, Santa Claus. Kings Mountain native and 96.9 Kat Country’s own Sarah Lee Owensby served as grand marshal.
Her radio co-host on the "Paul Schadt and Sarah Lee" show also made an appearance and were given keys to the city.
Following the floating fun, the city hosted a “Home for Christmas” celebration, with the first of multiple artisan markets, Costner’s Christmas Lights Extravaganza and a light show presented by Kings Mountain Mayor Scott Neisler.
Christmas festivities roll on in the city this month.
Over the next two Saturdays the city will host a pair of artisan markets. Held in Liberty Mountain Garden beside the Joy Performance Theater and on Railroad Avenue, the markets will feature local talented artisans, who have hand crafted unique wares to sell just in time for Christmas. The Artisan Pop-Up Market will open each Saturday during the “Home for Christmas” Celebration at 4 p.m.
Anyone interested in vending at the market can contact Denise Ciccone at 704-813-6171.
This article originally appeared on The Shelby Star: Christmas parade rolls through Kings Mountain, NC; see photos