Swainsboro to host annual Christmas parade December 6

by | November 28, 2018 1:23 pm

The annual Swainsboro Christmas Parade, Carols on the Square, and Chili Cook-off will be held Thursday, December 6.

Organizing the event are the City of Swainsboro, the Downtown Development Authority of Swainsboro (DDA), the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce, and the Swainsboro Jaycees.

Parade lineup will begin at 5 p.m. south of BB&T Bank on South Main Street, and the procession will begin at 5:30 p.m. sharply. The route will progress north on U.S. Highway 1 until turning onto West Pine Street, where it will continue until dispersing at First Baptist Church.

Those planning to participate in the parade should complete an entry form, available both at city hall and on the City of Swainsboro’s web site, www.CityOfSwainsboro.org. There is no charge for participating in the parade, but entry forms must be returned to city hall by November 26.

Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the best parade entries. First place will receive $250, second place will earn $200, third place will receive $150, and $100 will go to the best golf cart.

Following the parade, the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce will present Carols on the Square, which will be held at The Boneyard Pavilion this year. Activities will feature local entertainment, visits with Santa Claus, and more.

In addition, the Swainsboro Jaycees will host a chili cook-off.

For more information about the Christmas parade and festivities, contact the DDA by phone at 478-237-7025 or by email at downtown@cityofswainsboro.org.

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