Ho! Ho! Ho! Let us be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas!
The Harbor Beach Christmas Parade Committee is very pleased and proud to invite you to be a part of the 32nd Annual Lighted Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday, December 2nd at 5:30 pm.
Last year we had over 50 participants from all over the county. This year we hope to continue the tradition by growing, both in participants and spectators.
We offer two ways for your registration to take place, either via mail using forms picked up at City Hall (available in mid October) or by logging on to our website and completing the entry forms. harborbeachchristmasparade.com
We ask that you refrain from using Santa on your entry, as we all know, he makes his appearance at the end of the parade. Remember, only licensed drivers are permitted to drive motorized vehicles in the parade. Since the parade is in the early evening, use as much lighting and music as possible to keep up the holiday atmosphere (line up those generators early).
The parade route is east on 142/State St. to the light; then south on M25/Huron Ave. to Trescott St. There will be NO PARKING on the south side of 142/State St. from City Hall to Fifth St. and then NO PARKING on both sides of 142/State St. from Third St. (Speedy Q) to the traffic light.
We encourage as much interaction between parade participants and spectators as possible. Costumed characters and walkers handing out “goodies” are a big hit. Each year, children both young and old look forward to the goodies they receive from parade participants. It’s a wonderful experience for everyone. If you have a large number of children or students walking, there must be an adult for every 10 MS/HS students; 1 adult per 5 elementary aged children or younger. This is for the safety of both the participant and spectators.
The Christmas Parade operates solely on the generosity of the citizens and businesses of Harbor Beach and the surrounding area. If you wish to make a donation toward the parade expenses, send your donation to the Harbor Beach Christmas Parade Committee; PO Box 43; Harbor Beach, MI 48441. Checks should be made out to: Harbor Beach Christmas Parade. Thank you.
Only the vehicles in the parade will be allowed to enter Trescott St. by way of Fifth St.. Please, anyone who is in the Parade as a walker with an entry, must walk to his or her lineup location. This is for everyone’s safety.
Again, please join with us in making the 2017 Harbor Beach Christmas Parade an event to be remembered. After we receive your registration, you will be sent additional information.
Registrations are due November 17, 2017, however, we will accept them after this date if you are undecided. Any questions? Please call Shelley at 989-640- 5260.
Happy Holidays and Thank you,
The Christmas Parade Committee,
Shelli Arntz, Shelley Boehmer, Debbie Brandow, Tammy Holdwick, Tammy Roberts