Christmas Parade - Dec. 5

 
 

***Congratulations to our 2017 Christmas Parade winners! (All winners have been contacted.) Thank you everyone for your participation - it was a great parade. See winners here!***


Join us for Durant's annual Christmas Parade this December 5, 2017 beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Main Street. This year's theme is "A Magnolia Christmas". Since Durant is the "City of Magnolias", parade entries should reflect Durant's history or the magnolia itself. We hope to see you there! Please remember: due to safety concerns, no candy will be allowed in the Christmas Parade, however, specific Candy Stations will be set up along the parade route (locations below).


Important Parade Information:
PARADE ROUTE
: The parade route begins at the intersection of N 12th Ave and Main St. Entries will proceed east down Main St through Downtown to the intersection of N1st Ave, at which point the parade will turn left (north) onto N 1st Ave.  The parade will then disperse at Beech St and 1st Ave. 

CANDY STATIONS: Due to safety concerns, candy is not permitted in the Parade, however several 13 Candy Stations will be set up at the following intersections:
     - Stage parking lot
     - Hibbett Sports parking lot
     - 11th & Main
     - 10th & Main
     - 9th & Main
     - 7th & Main
     - 5th & Main
     - 3rd & Main (north side)
     - 2nd & Main

WEATHER: In case of inclement weather, please check back here on our website at www.durantchamber.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/durantchamber (Durant Area Chamber of Commerce) for any updates on parade status.

PARADE LINE-UP: As is customary with the Christmas Parade, line-up for parade entries will begin along Arkansas Street beginning at the corner of South 12th Ave and extending west to South 21st Ave. Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. An easy way to enter the parade line-up is to turn onto S 21st Ave by Jack in the Box, proceed down Arkansas St and get behind the last car/float in line. Please remember to line up on the NORTH side of Arkansas Street, DO NOT block home entry ways. Please do not park vehicles, floats or block Pizza Hut, Social Security Office or Stage parking lots.