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Christmas Parade 2019- Saturday, December 7 at 11:00 a.m

The City of Beckley will host the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 7, 2019 beginning at 11 a.m. Line-up will begin at 9 a.m. at Park Middle School (floats, vehicles) and at 10 a.m. at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza (bands & walking units). The course of the parade will follow the same route as in past years.

The organizing committee selected two options for the parade theme: “Home for the Holidays” and “Christmas Characters”. Floats should have signs on all four sides identifying the group on the float. Floats will compete in four categories: Religious, commercial, schools, and organizations. Trophies will be awarded for the best overall, four float categories (1st, 2 nd , & 3 rd), along with the judges’ choice walking unit, animal unit, classic car, plus bands. Cash prizes may be awarded for the best overall ($100) and 1 st place in the four float categories ($50).

An Awards Ceremony will occur after the parade in the stage area at the corner of Neville & Heber Streets. Each party who participates with a float should send a representative to the Ceremony to claim the appropriate trophy. Band trophies may be delivered separately. If you do not claim your trophy after the parade, please pick up at City Hall, Monday – Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Please click below for parade information and entry form. Please fill out and mail the entry form, at no charge, to Jill Moorefield, City of Beckley, 409 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801 or fax to 304-256-1816 by December 5. You will receive your line-up position upon your arrival on the day of the parade – Entries will be grouped by categories. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jill Moorefield at 304- 256-1776.

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