Santa will be the special guest at Christmas parades in  Pitt County towns this holiday season.

 Each local parade will feature floats, community groups, bands -- and the jolly man in the red suit.

 Here's the Christmas parade schedule:

Thursday, Nov. 30

 6:30 p.m.: Ayden Christmas Parade, beginning on Lee Street in downtown Ayden

Saturday, Dec. 9

 10 a.m.: Bethel Christmas Parade, West Railroad Street, Bethel

 10:30 a.m.: Farmville Christmas Parade, downtown Farmville

 2 p.m.: Winterville Christmas Parade, Main Street, Winterville

 5 p.m.: Greenville Jaycees Christmas Parade: A Miracle on Evans Street

Saturday, Dec. 16

 10 a.m.: Bethel Christmas Parade, West Railroad Street, Bethel

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