Christmas is an exciting time of year, and one of the best activities to enjoy during the holidays is participating in a Christmas parade. From small town parades to large, festive events, parades are a great way to get into the holiday spirit and share in the joy of Christmas. Christmas parades often feature themed floats, marching bands, Santa, and Miss Claus, along with other fun and exciting activities. Floats usually feature colorful decorations, such as lights, garland, and various holiday decorations. Many towns host Christmas parades in December, so it’s easy to find one in your area. Marching bands add a festive atmosphere to any parade. Local high school marching bands often take part in these parades, playing popular holiday songs like “Jingle Bells” and other carols. The parade usually starts off with a group of local dance troupes, who perform popular holiday tunes. Santa Claus is usually the star of the parade, making his way to the end on his giant sleigh. Parade goers can often find other fun activities, craft booths, and food stalls. Christmas parades are a great way to enjoy the holiday season. They bring a unique sense of joy to the festivities and can be a great way to get into the spirit of the holidays.  

So, get ready to make the city sparkle and shine on Saturday, December 2, 2023! All are invited to participate in the evening/night parade by decorating floats, vehicles, trucks, ATVs, Go-Carts, and more with festive holiday lights. Join the fun starting at 5 p.m. to celebrate the season with fun, lights, and joy! 

All individuals, religious institutions, companies, and suppliers must register and sign up for the parade and/or the Christmas on the Square Event at City Hall (123 E. Jefferson St.).