Christmas parade to be held Dec. 1
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Nov 11, 2012 | 884 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The holiday season is fast approaching. Santa Claus will be making a visit before we know it and preparations are under way to organize the MainStreet Cleveland annual Christmas Parade.

Officials have set the date for the parade as Dec. 1. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. and one of the honored guests is the man and his wife dressed in the festive colors of the season.

“Entries are now being accepted for the parade,” said Sharon Marr, executive director for MainStreet Cleveland.

“The Christmas parade is one of Cleveland longest-running holiday traditions. The festive evening averages more than 150 entries with many beautiful floats and thousands of lights,” she said.

Deadline for parade entries to be turned in to the MainStreet office is Nov. 16 at 4 p.m.

After Nov. 16, a late fee will be applied.

The final date to turn in applications is by noon Nov. 27.

The parade participants and floats will gather in the parking lot of Bradley Central High School where they will be judged for awards and then lined up.

The parade will travel north on Highway 11, east on 3rd Street, north on Ocoee Street, around the Monument, south on Broad Street, west on Inman Street, south on Highway 11 and then back to the parking lot at BCHS, according to Marr.

“The MainStreet Christmas parade is one of the most attended events each year with thousands of residents who line the streets along the parade route,” Marr said.

Entry forms and details are available at the MainStreet office located at 160 Second Street, or on the web at

For more information, call 479-1000.