The Junior League of Greater Lakeland and the City of Lakeland will be hosting the 39th annual Lakeland Christmas Parade!

Every year, the community is invited to participate and be a part of the Lakeland Christmas Parade by signing up to design a float that represents the themed assigned to each year’s parade.

This year’s theme is “The Joy of Giving.”

“This theme was inspired by the continuous generosity and love displayed within our community as touted by the nickname, “the Giving City.” – Junior League of Greater Lakeland

The parade will take place in downtown Lakeland on Thursday, December 5th, 2019. A fireworks display over Lake Mirror at 7 pm will start the festivities! The parade will begin at RP Funding Center at 7 PM and make its way down Lemon Street through downtown Lakeland.

Facebook Event link, here.

Important:

In a recent social media post and blog post, the City of Lakeland asks that no chairs be placed on the parade route until the day of the parade.

“Each year, many of those attending the parade start staking their claim earlier and earlier. Fire Chief Doug Riley says, “We understand people want a good vantage point to watch the parade. Unfortunately, we have chairs blocking sidewalks and crosswalks days before the parade.” Police Chief Reuben Garcia adds, “This causes a major hazard, especially for those in our community that use wheelchairs and walkers to get around.”…”

For more information visit LakelandGov.net/NoChairs.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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CITY NEWS BLOG: Lakeland Christmas Parade: No Chairs Until the Day of the Event The City asks that no chairs be placed on the parade route until the day of the parade. Each year, many of those attending the parade start staking their claim earlier and earlier. Fire Chief Doug Riley says, “We understand people want a good vantage point to watch the parade. Unfortunately, we have chairs blocking sidewalks and crosswalks days before the parade.” Police Chief Reuben Garcia adds, “This causes a major hazard, especially for those in our community that use wheelchairs and walkers to get around.” This year, the City will remove/relocate chairs that are totally blocking sidewalks, in the way of crosswalks and hindering the use of disabled parking spaces. We understand the excitement of this yearly event, but we also want to keep in mind the safety of all our citizens. Riley and Garcia say, “Please, no chairs on the parade route before Thursday.” Chairs, tape, blankets and other materials used to save viewing spaces will be removed if placed in public right-of-way before the day of the parade. Read the full news blog at LakelandGov.net/NoChairs.

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