Annual City of Paducah Christmas Parade Dec. 1 | Community Spirit
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - The annual City of Paducah Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 1 in downtown Paducah.
The parade will start at 5 p.m. and 14th and Broadway and will travel down Broadway until it turns at 2nd Street and disbands at Monroe Street.
The theme this year is "Christmas Time in the City." The city says music and lights are required on each of the parade's 94 entries. Santa Claus will make a special appearance at the end of the parade on the official Santa float.
This year the Christmas Parade is proud to honor Dr. Randy Dunn as Grand Marshal. Dunn serves as president of Murray State University. He was selected to become MSU’s 11th President in May 2006. Prior to coming to Murray State, Dunn served as the State Superintendent of Education for the Illinois State Board of Education.
Parade entries will marshal on Broadway between 14th and 17th Streets, on Fountain Avenue between Broadway and Monroe, and on Jefferson between 13th and 17th Streets. The city says streets will be closed in the staging area beginning at 3 p.m. on Dec. 1. They say streets along the parade route will close at 4:30 p.m. The Parks Services Department also asks the public to refrain from parking in the parade preparation area from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to help limit the congestion of vehicles and floats.
The Parks Department will hold a mandatory meeting for parade participants at the Parks Services Offices on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Participants will be given their parade packets, numbers and line up information.
For more information about the Christmas Parade and Paducah Parks Services, visit www.paducahky.gov or call 444-8508.
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