Selma’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and parade brightens the night! The festivities will be held Dec. 6 and will begin at 6 p.m. in front of the town hall. There will be special holiday performances by the Johnston County Choir and the Benson Baptist Hand Bells. The Junior Women’s League of Smithfield is hosting a reindeer food-making station for children. You can check off those on your Christmas list by shopping at local stores. Country Superstars DJ Carlie will emcee the parade that will start at 7 pm. The parade viewing route will start at the intersection of East Richardson Street and North Raiford Street. The parade will travel down North Raiford Street turning left on Anderson Street. The route will continue down East Anderson Street and end at the corner of East Anderson Street and South Webb Street. Events are free to attend. There is a $30 parade entry fee for businesses; no charge for nonprofits or individuals. The parade float deadline is Nov. 18, and the deadline for parade entries not using a float is Dec. 1. To register, call 919-975-1411.