Road closures will begin at 5:15 p.m. for the parade which starts at 5:30 pm at Woodstock Elementary School on Rope Mill Road and travels south on Main Street to the Sam’s Club near Highway 92.
The event is rain or shine unless there is dangerous wind or lightning in the area.
The Grand Marshal of this year’s parade is local columnist Juanita Hughes. Juanita served on the city’s centennial committee that organized Woodstock’s first festival and parade in 1997. Since that time, she has helped to document the history of Woodstock through her work with Preservation Woodstock and the Woodstock Visitors Center.
A festival in the Park at City Center will follow the parade.
Guests can visit with Santa in the gazebo, see the mayor light the official city Christmas tree and present the awards for the best parade floats, and enjoy holiday music by a DJ and festive foods by local vendors.
There will be a free Sugar Plum cupcake decorating station with cookies, cider, and hot cocoa to enjoy plus a free Kris Kringle kids craft area. Families will enjoy games, inflatables, and a reading of The Polar Express with artwork displayed on a 16’ screen at 8 pm presented by the Sequoyah Regional Library System.
Attendees are asked to bring a monetary or nonperishable food donation to the collection bins in the park for Never Alone.
Kids can also drop their letters to Santa in the mailbox at the gazebo — include your address so you will receive a personalized letter back.
The Christmas Jubilee and Parade of Lights is produced by Woodstock Parks and Recreation. Sponsors include Nia Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, The Steve Cannon State Farm Agency, Bug Busters, and Harry Norman. Event information including a downtown parking map and a road closure list is available at wdstk.ga/christmasparade2022.
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