The annual Christmas Parade in Oak Ridge will be Saturday, December 10.
It’s organized by the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by The Cowperwood Company.
This year’s theme is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”
More than 80 floats are expected to participate in the parade, which is scheduled from 6 p.m. to roughly 8 p.m. The parade route will include Lafayette Road, then Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Entries so far include the Oak Ridge High School WildBand, Oak Ridge police and fire departments, and Santa.
The Chamber will accept entries online through Wednesday, December 7, a press release said. You can register by visiting the Chamber’s website at www.oakridgechamber.org. There is no cost to participate.
Those participating in the parade will line up in the parking lot of Corporate Center at 151 Lafayette Drive beginning at 4 p.m. Detailed information will be e-mailed to all who have registered an entry, the press release said.
The parade will begin at 6 p.m. 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 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 BreAnna Robinson at [email protected] or 865-483-1321, extension 101.