The annual LaFayette Christmas parade will be Friday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m.
The theme for the parade is Christmas on Main Street: Reminiscences of our Troops, Our Country, Our Hometown.
Lineup will begin at 4:30 p.m. The parade will line up at the municipal park at 638 S. Main St. The route will follow north on Main Street through the square, turning left onto Margaret Street to the parking lot of the old LaFayette High School, now the Sixth Grade Academy.
The lighting of the Christmas tree will follow on the lawn of John B. Gordon Hall. The LaFayette High School band ensemble will provide music.
All four-wheelers and motorcyclists will be required to wear helmets and follow all city and state traffic laws. Participants on four-wheels and motorcycles under age 16 must be accompanied by a parent. All violators will be pulled immediately from the parade and ticketed.
Chickamauga will have its Christmas in the Street on Saturday, Dec. 10. The parade will begin at 7 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.
Entertainment will start at 2 p.m. Merchants will serve refreshments.
Also participating in the parade will be the Gordon Lee High School Band, The Coca Cola Truck, crafters and vendors, and Santa Claus.
For more information, call Deana at (706) 375-3518 or Stephanie at (706) 375-7104.
The Rossville Christmas parade will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m., sponsored by the Rossville Fire Department.
Fire Chief Bill Eaves said the parade will gather at 4:30 p.m. in the old Peerless Mills parking lot on Williams Street near the Rossville Middle School gymnasium.
The parade will travel down West Lake Avenue to McFarland Avenue, turn south and go to Rossville City Park. Participants will include the marching bands from Ridgeland High School and Ridgeland JROTC, as well as Rossville Middle School. A school chorus will perform at the park following the parade.
Eaves said that any groups or individuals wanting to participate can just show up, no application necessary.
Ringgold is featuring its annual Down Home Christmas celebration on Friday, Dec. 2. The festivities begin with the parade along Nashville Street at 6 p.m. Awards will be presented for the top three floats.
Entertainment will begin at the historic Ringgold Depot at 7 p.m. Among the performers will be the Heart and Soul Dancers, Applebrook Country Day Care, Ringgold Elementary School, Tiger Creek Elementary School, Ringgold Middle School Chorus, Heritage Middle School Chorus and Ringgold High School Chorus. A special holiday skit will feature the Actor Factor at 9 p.m.
Children will also have the opportunity to get their picture taken with Santa at the Depot. Sponsored by Ross Andrews, the Childrens Coloring Contest winners will be displayed inside the Depot.
Local businesses are staying open later for shoppers, he added.
Another exciting aspect of the event is the event program, which allows attendees to have the program stamped as they visit participating area businesses. A fully stamped program serves as an entry form, making the person eligible for a chance to win $500, he said.
This year the deadline for visiting the businesses to have the program stamped is extended beyond Down Home Christmas and the winner will be selected later in December.
The Fort Oglethorpe Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m.
Fort Oglethorpe Fire Department Capt. Doug Flury is coordinating the parade along with Capt. Connie Haddock.
Our Christmas parade has always been good in the past, he said. From the initial entry forms it looks like its going to be even larger this year. We are looking forward to everyone joining us for the event.
Flury said the parade route will begin at Capital Bank on Battlefield Parkway and travel west to LaFayette Street, turn South and end at Parker Road.
The parade grand marshal is Capt. Gary McGhee, state Firefighter of the Year award recipient from Georgia Firefighters Association.
Awards will be given for the top three parade participants provided by Capital Bank, Flury said.
Businesses or residents desiring to participate in the parade may call the Fort Oglethorpe Fire Department at 861-4194 to have an entry form faxed to them. Forms can also be picked up there.
Flury said parade participants will be accepted up until the start of the parade. Floats will begin lining up behind Burger King from Van Cleve Street at 5 p.m.
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