Christmas is coming to town early this year. To Rogersville to be precise. This year’s Christmas parade is gingerbread themed and is set for Saturday, Dec. 2, hosted by the City of Rogersville in conjunction with the Rogersville Chamber of Commerce.
"Join us this Saturday for the most magical event of the year – the Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony," said Bailey Tennis, Executive Assistant and Events Coordinator for the Rogersville Chamber of Commerce. "Get ready to be dazzled by a spectacular parade featuring beautifully decorated floats, festive music, and your favorite holiday characters. It's a sight you won't want to miss!"
Lineup for the event will start at 3 p.m. north on County Line Rd. The parade will begin at 4:45 p.m., going East on Center St, South on Main St, West on McDaniel St., North on Maple St., and West on Tillman St. and wrapping up at the Caboose. With the parade lasting roughly an hour, there will be many floats and sights to behold.
"After the parade, gather with us at the train caboose as we light up our Christmas tree with thousands of twinkling lights. Let's create memories together with hot cocoa, and a visit from Santa himself!" said Tennis.
After the parade, a speech will be given to welcome everyone to the evening events and tree-lighting ceremony. The L-R High School band and the L-R Upper Elementary choir will perform after the speech, ensuring all attendees have holiday spirit and good cheer. Awards will be presented for the parade, and a closing speech will follow with the tree lighting at 7:30 p.m.
Throughout the evening, refreshments will be available for a low price for all attendees, including water, hot chocolate, and cookies. Photo opportunities will also be available to ensure memories of the night's events are not forgotten. The night will close out at 8:30 p.m., making sure everyone gets home at a reasonable hour.
With a night full of music, lights, floats, and cheer, it's sure to be anything but a silent night. Dress accordingly, and we hope to see you there.
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