Christmas celebration set to return to Fayetteville

December 5, 2017 by  

The 18th annual Rotary Christmas Parade is taking place shortly in downtown Fayetteville. It is a presentation of the Rotary Clubs of Fayetteville.

The parade is expected to feature approximately 120 units, which will likely include floats, antique vehicles, marching bands, school Kings and Queens, and novelty acts. All of those riding on floats must be costumed and none will be allowed to feature Santa Claus, since he will be bringing up the rear of the parade.

Floats will be competing for best in show. Fees are $800 for commercial business floats, $200 for homemade, and $75 for nonprofit organizations. Participants are not allowed to throw or hand out any materials to spectators.

The parade will begin at Person Street, travel down Market House to Hay Street, and finish off at the railroad station. There will be areas set up along to route for performances by bands and other participants.

Participating in the parade offers away for a Fayetteville business or community organizations to get attention from the public. It is likely that many of those hosting floats will be investing in banner printing services to highlight their names on the float.

The Rotary Christmas Parade will be held this Saturday, December 9 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in downtown Fayetteville. For more information, visit the official parade website.