Applications for Claremore’s Christmas Parade are now available at the Claremore Chamber of Commerce or online at www.claremore.org. Entry categories include non-profit, commercial, marching bands, car clubs, drill teams or scout groups, equestrian rider groups, motorcycle groups, and special or royalty entries. Entries are judged for three different awards: Best Use of Decorated Lights, a $150 prize; Best Use of Parade Theme, a $150 prize; and Best Christmas Spirit, a $100 prize.
The Christmas Parade will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Oklahoma with this year’s parade theme, “An Oklahoma Christmas.” The parade is Friday, December 7, starting at 7pm. The parade will start from First Baptist Church and end at West Bend Winterland on the grounds of the Claremore Expo Center.
Parade applications are due by December 3 and can be dropped off at the Claremore Chamber of Commerce, or mailed to 419 W. Will Rogers; Claremore, Ok 74017. They may also be emailed to Katie Thibodeaux at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Claremore Christmas Parade is hosted by the Claremore Chamber of Commerce, Reveille Rotary Club of Claremore, Claremore Rotary Club and moreClaremore.com. Rescue Heat & Air is this year’s Presenting Sponsor; Star Sponsors are Auto Definitions, Destiny Life Church, and Neely Insurance & Financial Services. Grand Lake Mental Health Center and Solid Rock Realtors are this year’s Ribbon Sponsors.
Parade line-up will begin at 5pm; all entries will check in on Florence by entering from Patti Page Boulevard. More details and parade rules can be found on the entry form, along with required release forms. For more information, visit www.claremore.org or call the Chamber of Commerce at 918-341-2818.