Paris seeks entrants for Holly Jolly Electric Christmas Parade

PARIS, Tenn. — The Downtown Paris Association is seeking entrants for the upcoming Holly Jolly Electric Christmas Parade.

Courtesy: Downtown Paris Association

The annual event will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, immediately following Santa’s Christmas Festival.

Amid a busy season, the parade committee is encouraging small entries, stating in the past vehicles such as floats, golf carts, ATVs, yard tractors and more have been creatively lighted and featured.

“A real benefit of this parade is that it is a night event, which means that, for the most part, the eventgoers only see the lights. There’s no need to fuss with details that are involved in a daytime parade,” said committee member Missy Hamilton.

Individuals, families, businesses, churches and other organizations are encouraged to participate, with a $25 entry fee required.

Courtesy: Downtown Paris Association

Trophies will be awarded in categories including Most Christmas Spirit, Best Religious Theme, Best Decorated Float, Best Decorated Golf Cart or Small Tractor, Best Marching Unit, and the coveted Clark Griswold Award for the best, knock-your-socks off entry.

The parade will follow an alternate route this year, beginning at the First United Methodist Church on the corner of East Blythe and South Poplar Street. It will head north to First Baptist Church, turn right on Ruff, then return on Brewer Street.

For a full list of rules for entries, click here to access the registration form or pick one up from the Downtown Paris Association office inside the Chamber of Commerce. For more info, contact the DPA office directly at (731) 642-3431.

Check out the Downtown Paris Association’s Facebook page for details on other holiday events including Santa’s House and the Festival of Trees.

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