Today is deadline for entry into Athens Christmas parade

Today is a deadline day in Athens: this is the last day to get an entry in next month's Downtown Parade of Lights. City Hall says the registration fee for floats and other parade entries is $40; deadline is 5 o'clock this afternoon. The parade that will make its way through downtown Athens is set for December 5. 

From the Athens-Clarke Co Government website…

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces that entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Athens-Clarke County Downtown Parade of Lights. This year's parade is scheduled for Thursday, December 5. The deadline for entries is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019. The parade entry fee is $40 with checks payable to "Athens-Clarke County." 

Annually, more than 60 entries compete for such prizes as "Most Original Float," "Best Use of Theme, " and "Best Use of Lights" and the best overall float receiving the "Mayor's Award." This year's theme is "Home for the Holidays."

The parade begins on the corner of Hancock Avenue and Pulaski Street ending in front of City Hall for the traditional Community Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

The Athens-Clarke County Downtown Parade of Lights is sponsored by the Leisure Services Department and the Athens Downtown Development Authority. 

Parade information and application forms can be found at or by contacting Melanie McElroy at 706-613-3800.

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