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The Town of Smithfield's Christmas is always held on the second Thursday in December, when people line Market Street to see the festive entries!

The Smithfield Parks & Recreation Department plans the parade, which marches down Market Street from Sixth Street to Second Street.  The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation emcees the parade, annoucing entries as they pass by.

As a Main Street America Affiliateâ„¢, the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.
Community ms vertical color logoSmithfield is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center. The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation.