The Oak Ridge Christmas Parade will be a reverse parade this year because of concerns about COVID-19. That means the floats will be stationary and spectators will drive the parade route.
In normal years, the spectators are stationary, and the floats are driven down Oak Ridge Turnpike.
This year, floats will line the northbound lanes of Lafayette Drive (heading toward Oak Ridge Turnpike), and spectators will drive down the southbound lanes (heading toward Illinois Avenue) to enjoy the festivities from the safety and comfort of their own cars, a press release said.
The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the parade, announced the change on Monday. [Read more…]