Christmas parades begin in December

By Chris Cooper -

In December the communities of Adairville, Auburn, Lewisburg, and Schochoh will be featuring annual Christmas parades for all to enjoy. It may be a little chilly, but it’s sure to be worth it and help to put you in the holiday spirit.

The City of Adairville will be holding its first annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3 starting at 5:30 p.m. This will be a night parade so light up your car, wagon, truck, lawn mower, ATV, boat, whatever and be a part of this.

The parade will start on the square and travel throughout the town ending back at the square. You don’t have to get elaborate, just festive. Add music if you like. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

“We will end up back downtown with visits with Santa, caroling and hopefully some vendors,” said Adairville Mayor Donna Blake. “These are fun times to welcome Christmas. Let’s get in the community spirit and have a fun night.”

Auburn’s Christmas Parade this year will be honoring our service man and woman. The “Parade of Heroes” is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Any and all heroes are invited to join in the parade to be honored for your service. If you want to get a float together, or just walk in the parade, your presence will be an honor.

“Join the City of Auburn as we celebrate, recognize, and honor all veterans, law enforcement, EMS, firefighters, and other civil service workers,” said Auburn Tourism member Sarah Moore. “There will be a decorated float contest and everyone is encouraged to participate.”

Auburn Tourism is sponsoring the decorated float contest. All floats will be judged prior to the parade and winners will be announced during the parade. Organizers encourage the use of lights and creativity on each float.

Pre-registration is appreciated. Line up begins at noon. A registration tent will be set up at the football field behind the Auburn City Park.

The parade route will be starting down Amanda Gordon to Main Street, then to Rector and Sunset, on to Wilson, Lincoln, and Mill Streets, to Spring Street, ending at the park. To avoid confusion and to keep float passengers safe, organizers ask that everyone abide by this route. This route is advertised, so people will be watching from all listed streets. This also gives everyone a good place (the park) to drop off and pick up.

There will be free cookies and hot cocoa at the square for everyone to enjoy. For more information contact Sarah Moore at 270-542-4149 ext. 202.

The 27th annual Schochoh Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. This year’s theme, “Small Town Christmas” will feature the popular line up of tractors, trucks, and good old-fashioned fun.

There will be free barbecue after the parade, along with an auction. T-Shirts will be available to purchase as well. Vendors are welcome to set up a booth in the front of the Schochoh Community Center.

On Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. Lewisburg will be hosting its annual Christmas parade held downtown. Anyone can participate in the parade, they just need to be on Industrial Drive at 1 p.m. for line up.

Sandra Adler and Barbara Whitscarver are organizing the event. For any questions, you can call Angela Swinney at the Lewisburg City Hall.

Floats, cars, tractors, motorcycles, horses, etc. can all be in the parade. Vendors are welcome as well and can set up for a $10 fee, payable to the Lewisburg City Hall. The parade will be rain or shine. Buddy Price of Price Funeral Home will be the Grand Marshal.

By Chris Cooper

To contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

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