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City of Akron Seeking Parade Units for the 35th Annual Welcome Santa Holiday Parade


City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of City of Akron Press Office
Published: 09-30-2022

Akron, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2022 — The 35th Annual Welcome Santa Holiday Parade will take place Friday, November 25, 2022 in downtown Akron. For the first time in the parade’s 35-year history, it will take place at night, kicking off at 6pm on Main St.

City of Akron Recreation & Parks is looking for parade units to help light up the night for the first illuminated Welcome Santa Holiday Parade. Registration is free and open to community groups, arts and cultural organizations, marching bands, drum lines, and businesses with illuminated floats, vehicles, costumes, and/or outfits.

The parade will step off on S. Main Street at Cedar and will travel north on S. Main Street ending at Bowery. Immediately following the parade, the City will host Lock 3’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Fireworks.

Contact Tracy Murphy at 330-375-2804 or [email protected] to be included in the parade line-up.  Applications are also available on-line here.

For further information, contact:
Stephanie Marsh
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 330-375-2754
E-mail: [email protected]

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