70th annual Chillicothe Holiday Parade set for Saturday, November 19

Christmas Parade

The 70th Annual Holiday Parade, presented by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored again this year by Hedrick Medical Center, HyVee and Midwest Gloves & Gear.

The parade will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 19 and will include floats and entries from many different organizations, youth groups, churches, businesses and individuals throughout Chillicothe. A number of bands or musical groups from around the area will also be involved as a part of the parade, including the Chillicothe High School Marching Hornets and the Chillicothe Middle School 7th grade and 8th-grade bands.

Those unable to attend the Holiday Parade in person will be able to watch a live feed during the parade on UClick-TV, RokuTV (search: uclicktv) or Zito Cable Channel 95. There will also be a rebroadcast of the entire parade on Zito Media Cable Channel 6 at the following dates and times: November 23rd at 10am; November 25th at 6pm and December 1st at noon.

The parade route is the same as in years past. It will begin south on Washington Street at the Polk Street intersection until Third Street where it will turn east. From Third Street, the parade will turn north onto Locust Street where it will end at the Calhoun intersection.

There will be one stage location this year in front of the Livingston County Courthouse. Announcers Dave Rogers and Bill Shaffer will be on hand to announce the parade. Entries with a performance aspect to their entry are asked to keep the routine short so as not to cause large gaps or delays in the parade and will take place around the stage area.

Parade judging will take place during the parade, with the announcement of the winners to follow on Saturday afternoon. Entries will be judged in the following categories: Business entries, Non-Profit Group or Organization entries and Youth Organization entries.

For more information contact the Chamber 660-646-4050 or[email protected]