Christmas Parade 2019
Join us for the 2019 Christmas Parade, December 3 beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Durant's Main Street. Line Main Street and cheer on the Christmas Parade floats, which features a special appearance by Santa himself. This year’s Christmas Parade theme is “Who’s Holiday: How Durant Stole Christmas”.
For more information: Durant Area Chamber of Commerce - 580-924-0848
I M P O R T A N T P A R A D E I N F O R M A T I O N for entries:
PARADE LINE-UP: Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. Entries should enter S 22nd Street from Arkansas, continue south to Mississippi, turn east (left) on Mississippi to S 21st Street then turn north (left) and proceed toward Arkansas to begin line-up as directed by parade personnel. A police escort will lead the parade line up west down Arkansas and to the corner of 12th & Main when the parade is to begin. Entries with multiple vehicles should first gather together off-site, then enter into the line up together. Please do not park vehicles at or block Pizza Hut, the Social Security Office or Stage parking lots. Walkers should gather at Social Security Office parking lot and get with their float when it arrives on 12th Street to enter the parade route.
PARADE ROUTE: The parade route begins at the intersection of North 12th Avenue and Main Street. Entries will proceed east down Main Street through Downtown to the intersection of North 1st Avenue, at which point the parade will turn left (north) onto North 1st Avenue. The parade will then disperse at Beech Street and 1st Avenue.
ENTRIES/JUDGING: Awards will be presented to OVERALL 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from two categories: Business/Organization with 100 employees/members or more and Business/Organization with 100 employees/members or less. Each entry should be plainly marked with the name of the sponsoring organization to assist judges in their scoring. Entries must reflect the “Who’s Holiday: How Durant Stole Christmas” theme. Entries will be judged on Use of Theme and Creativity. NO LIVE SANTAS ARE ALLOWED ON ANY ENTRY – The Durant Christmas Parade presents Santa & Mrs. Claus at the end of the parade.
REMEMBER: **Due to safety concerns, candy will not be permitted to be distributed from any entry along the parade route (even from walkers). Please also note it is against the law to throw anything from floats or vehicles. Candy stations will be provided throughout the parade route. Entries distributing candy at any point on the parade route will be asked to leave the parade**
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