The Lake City Christmas parade will be Friday, Dec. 6, and the theme is “A Christmas to Remember.”
The parade will start at 7 p.m., and registration will be from 5 to 6:45 p.m.
Please be aware that everyone participating in the parade must register, sign a release, and receive a number regardless if you want to be judged or not. If you do not register and receive a number, you will be asked to leave the parade line.
The biggest change this year is where participants will be registering for the parade. If you are driving a classic or antique car in the parade, you will need to park at Lake City Internal Medicine, adjacent to the Lake City Middle School on Industrial Park Road. You will also register at that location. Drivers will need to back their cars into one of the spaces provided while waiting for the parade to start.
Emergency vehicles will line up on Industrial Park Road. Industrial Park Road to Hustler Boat Lane will be closed at 5 p.m. until all parade participants leave the area.
If you plan on participating in the parade with an all-terrain vehicle, the driver must be 16 years of age or older, and you will register at the Lake City Middle School.
If you are sponsoring a float or a group, you must also register at the Lake City Middle School. Only one person representing the float or group has to fill out the registration, but please be aware that you are releasing liability for everyone participating in your group or on your float. All floats and everyone participating with floats must be lined up behind the Middle School. The area can be accessed near the gym.
If you arrive before 5 p.m., please do not park your float or trailer in front of the school. Pull it around to the back, but be aware that school dismisses at 3:10 p.m. and the road behind the school is the car rider pick up route.
If you are participating in a walking group without a float, please meet and wait at the office entrance with the awning at the middle school.
If you are sponsoring a group or float, please designate a time for your group to meet.
The parade organizers and volunteers will not be responsible for supervising children until the sponsors arrive. If you are dropping off a child to participate with a walking group or float, please wait until the designated time that the sponsors will be present and please remove your vehicle from the middle school area as soon as possible unless you plan on staying until the parade is over.
Anyone participating with a horse will also register at the Lake City Middle School. All horses must wear a horse diaper, or you will not be eligible to participate in the parade. If you are registering at the Lake City Middle School, registration will be set up just inside of the gym entrance.
If you would like to preregister, please click on “parade” at www.lakecitychambertn.com to find the registration form and instructions. Cash prizes will be awarded for first ($200), second ($150) and third ($100) place in the float category and first ($100) and second ($50) place in the group category. Trophies will be awarded to the first and second place in the tractor, horse, antique car, and hot rod car category. If you would like to be judged in one of these categories, please place your number on the left side of your vehicle. If you do not, place it on the right side. Remember, you have to have a number or you will be asked to leave the parade.
Everyone participating in the parade must make safety their top priority. You will be held liable if your actions cause injury to spectators and other parade participants. You will also be cited if you do not operate your vehicle or all terrain vehicles safely. If you have any questions, call (865) 426-9595.