The annual Christmas Parade organized by the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday, December 14.
This year’s theme is “Christmas Around the World.” The parade promises to provide spectators with plenty of music, lights, and beautiful floats, a press release said.
The sponsor of this year’s parade is The Cowperwood Company. There is no cost to participate.
The Chamber will be accepting entries online through Monday, December 9. Register by visiting the Chamber’s website at www.oakridgechamber.org.
According to Greta Ownby, executive vice president of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce: “People began signing up for the parade last December, as soon as we announced our theme. The second Saturday in December is always the date for our Christmas parade, and it’s nice to know that people start planning early (to) make the parade a special part of their holiday tradition.”
The Chamber will need lots of “Santa’s elves” to serve as volunteer parade marshals to make the parade a safe, fun, and successful event, the press release said. To volunteer and be put on Santa’s “nice” list, contact Ownby at [email protected] or (865) 483-1321.
The parade will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, December 14, and it will begin at Corporate Center, on the corner of Lafayette and Laboratory Road. From there, the parade will travel down Lafayette to the Oak Ridge Turnpike. It will continue west on the Turnpike to Oak Ridge High School. The judge’s stand will be located in front of the Chamber.
Those participating in the parade will line up in the parking lot of Corporate Center, on the corner of Lafayette and Laboratory Road, beginning at 4 p.m. Detailed information will be e-mailed to all who have registered an entry.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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