Posted November 21st, 2011 by admin
The 76th Christmas parade is November 17, 2012
A big ‘Thank You” to everyone that made the 75th annual Christmas parade in Owensboro a success. The crowd was huge, the floats were fantastic, and the weather cooperated!
Planning for the 76th Christmas parade starts on Monday, November 22, 2011–yep, that is correct. We start planning the next parade on the Monday following the parade that just finished.
We invite your comments and suggestions. Please feel free to comment on our contact page. We are always interested in Grand Marshal suggestions, theme suggestions and anything else that comes to mind.
The 2012 parade will kick off at 4:30PM sharp on November 17, 2012! Only 363 days to go! What are you waiting for–start your plans now!!
Posted November 19th, 2011 by admin
We hope you come hungry this year! We’ll have several food vendors along the parade route, plus there are several excellent local restaurants in downtown Owensboro. Many will be open for business!
Click here for a map of the food vendors we are expecting.
Posted November 17th, 2011 by admin
Every year since 2001 an outstanding young student from the area is selected as our official parade starter.
We are proud to announce that the official parade starter of the 75th annual Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade is Caroline Boarman.
Caroline is the daughter of Steve and Tracie Boarman of Utica. She is a student at Southern Oaks Elementary School where she lists art and math as her two favorite subjects. Caroline is active in our community through Girl Scouts and softball as well as being the 2011 Grand Prize winner of the Sunrise Children’s Services Christmas Art Contest. After blowing the starting whistle, Caroline can be seen on the Sunrise Children’s Service “Everyday Heroes” float celebrating that everyone can be a hero to a child in need!
Posted November 16th, 2011 by admin
Once again, the parade committee is proud to announce that Time Warner Cable has agreed to replay the Christmas parade on cable channel 8.
The parade will be shown at 8:00PM on parade night, at 4:00PM on Thanksgiving Day, and then every Wednesday at 7:00PM and every Saturday at 6:00PM until Christmas.
Posted November 14th, 2011 by admin
Posted November 8th, 2011 by admin
Hey boys and girls, did you know you can bring your letter to Santa to the Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 19th? Yep, that’s right.
Start writing your letter to Santa and bring it with you to the parade. Near the end of the parade, just before Santa arrives, Santa’s helpers will pickup your letter and deliver it to Santa! Now, how cool is that!?
Simply address your letter to “Santa, North Pole.” No postage necessary!
Every year, Santa’s helpers pickup hundreds of letters to Santa and Santa takes time to right back!
Posted October 25th, 2011 by admin
Wendell H. Ford has been chosen by the parade committee to be the Grand Marshal of the 75th consecutive Christmas parade in Owensboro, Kentucky. Click here for details.
Posted October 25th, 2011 by admin
You read right, there are only 12 days left as of now to enter into this year’s Owensboro Christmas Parade. After midnight on November 5, 2011 the entry fees double. So act now and visit www.christmasparade.net and look for us on Facebook for all the latest information and updates. Spread the word as well, we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to be a part of our 75th anniversary!
Posted October 14th, 2011 by admin
The entry deadline for the 75th Christmas parade is quickly approaching. Be sure to enter your group before the early-bird deadline of mid-night, November 5th, 2011.
Posted July 26th, 2011 by admin
The 75th annual Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas parade will be on Saturday, November 19, 2011 and will start promptly at 4:30PM!