Huntsville Christmas Parade set for Dec. 8 – here’s what to know

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Mayor Tommy Battle announced the date of the Christmas Parade this year in downtown Huntsville. (Michael Seale / Hville Blast)

Okay, it’s still just September, and fall has not even started yet, but it is not too early to start planning for Christmas season, right? Well, Thursday at the Von Braun Center, the official announcement was made regarding this year’s Christmas Parade.

The parade will take place Dec. 8 downtown, and there is a theme, presented by local radio station Mix 96.9:  “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Find out more details below!

How to participate in the Christmas Parade

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The theme for this year’s Christmas Parade is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” (Michael Seale / Hville Blast)

The Huntsville Christmas Parade will take place Dec. 8 at 6PM in Downtown Huntsville. As we said above, the theme for this year’s parade is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” So, I bet you’re wondering how you can participate. So glad you asked.

Come up with a float that matches the parade’s theme, and join the parade! Here are some details:

  • The route moves through downtown Huntsville and your float will be seen by thousands of people who live and work in the Tennessee Valley along the Parade route.
  • Registration for the parade is free. However, approved entries will require a $50 entry fee (payable only via PayPal, and is non-refundable), and completion of additional forms before the deadline set forth in those forms.
  • Complete this entry form to submit your registration. It’s open now through October 14 at noon (please be as detailed as possible in the description of your entry, as this will be a deciding factor for selecting and approving entries for participation in the parade).

Honoring a great cause

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Lee Marshall, founder of Kids To Love, is this year’s grand marshal for the Christmas Parade. (Michael Seale / Hville Blast)

The grand marshal for this year’s Huntsville Christmas Parade will be Lee Marshall, founder and CEO of Kids To Love, a Huntsville-based non-profit organization.

The primary focus of Kids To Love is finding forever homes for foster children, and since its incorporation in 2004, the Kids to Love Foundation has been able to reach over 290,000 foster children, rescuing them and meeting their needs.  

Learn more about Kids To Love here.

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Michael Seale
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