Gather your business, club, talent, grass roots group, friends and family to join the festivities of the 37th Annual Lake Area Christmas Parade.
The parade kicks off at 1:00 pm. Line-up starts at 11:30 a.m. at the junction of HH & Bagnell Dam Boulevard.
Entries line up on 242 in the order they arrive. Judging of entries occurs before parade during line-up. Promptly at 1:00 the Maine Corp League Honor Guard leads the parade turning right on the Boulevard and proceeding down to Bagnell Dam.
Floats, boats, bands, cars, trucks, bikes, queens, celebrities, Shriners, firetrucks, marchers, twirlers, clubs, scouts, horses and more are anticipated to fill the ranks to make this a parade to remember. Entries forms are downloadable in the header above.
1st Place winner in each category (Business, Civic Organizations, Youth Groups which includes K-12 & Church Entries) will receive $100 award.
Best depiction of theme winner will receive a $200 award.
No full Santa costumes. Hats are okay.
Santa Claus arrives in Lake of the Ozark’s style. The parade finale. Pulled by his reindeer Santa’s ride is a beautiful Red Sleigh with over 2,000 lights, garland, music and Santa helpers. The sleigh was designed and built by Steve Lemens and his late wife Pat, who embarked on this labor of love for the joy of children at Christmas time. Many contributed to the original project. A special thanks to Steve Lemens, Brian and Angie Schuster, Summerset Boat Lifts and Big Thunder Marina for continuing this tradition.
Bring the whole family and join us immediately after the Parade at Luby’s Plaza where Santa will greet all the kids on Luby’s Stage with gifts for each. Enjoy the Sweets Table and Holiday Cheer!!
For parade questions e-mail Rickie Smith firstname.lastname@example.org, 573-434-3552 or Lagina Fitzpatrick email@example.com, 573-348-0111.