Florence Christmas Parade 2018

‘Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas’ with the Florence Christmas Parade. You will see decorated floats, performance and musical groups dressed in festive costumes and playing your favorite holiday songs parading through Downtown Florence. Presented by Bank Independent and coordinated by Florence Main Street, this themed parade will be one to remember.

‘Bank Independent is proud to be sponsoring the Florence Christmas Parade this year. We look forward to all the parades that take place in communities where we have branch locations and are excited to be a part of the Florence parade this year. Something else about BI’s commitment to the community…..’ said Erin Letson, Vice President of Marketing for Bank Independent. ‘Bank Independent has always had a strong commitment to giving back to our communities and we’re excited about this opportunity’ Letson said.

Friday, November 30 at 7:00pm the parade will start at the intersection of North Court Street and Irvine Streets. Florence Main Street is expecting 100 + local non-profits, community groups, and businesses from all over the Shoals to participate. The competition for best float is always difficult to judge because we have so many creative people in the area that put a lot of hard work into designing their Christmas floats. Judges will be observing the parade to award the first place prize to one business, non-profit group, band and performance group. The parade application to can be found here) if you would like to apply for a spot in the parade. The deadline to submit your application is Wednesday, November 21.

Come join us and be a part of a magical night, ‘Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas’, and ring in the holidays in Downtown Florence when Bank Independent presents the Florence Christmas Parade 2018. And don’t forget to do a little bit of shopping while you are in downtown.

Florence Main Street is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of over 100+ businesses, community leaders, and residents working together toward the common goal of revitalizing Downtown Florence culturally and economically. For more information about us or any of these efforts, please contact Florence Main Street at dfaflorence@gmail.com

2018 Christmas Parade Application

“Celebrating 200 years of Christmas in Florence” is the theme for this years Christmas Parade in downtown Florence.

If you choose to participate in the Bicentennial section of the parade, here are some examples.

  1. Christmas in Frontier Florence
  2. Christmas in Antebellum Florence
  3. Christmas in Civil War Years
  4. Christmas in Victorian Florence
  5. Christmas in the WW1 era
  6. Christmas During the Great Depression
  7. Christmas During the WW2 era
  8. Christmas Today

If you choose to participate in this part of the parade, the deadline is Thursday Nov. 1 in order to not have duplicates.

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