First Year For Lighted Christmas Parade

The holiday season will officially open in Greenville Saturday with the annual Coming Home For Christmas event.

A new part of the event will be a lighted Christmas parade. It begins at 6:15 p.m.

Kaley Woker, Greenville Chamber of Commerce and tourism director, said this is the first year for the event. The parade will begin at Greenville Elementary School, turn onto Killarney Drive, south on Hena to College Avenue, west on College, and end at the corner of Second Street & College Avenue.

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Floats will be a part of the parade. Woker said other entries are being sought. Anything that can be decorated with lights is welcome. You are asked to pre-register by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 664-9272.

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Coming Home For Christmas begins at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville High School auditorium. Cast members of the movie “A Christmas Story” will sign autographs, for a fee, at 3:30 p.m. and the movie will be shown at 4 o’clock.

Following the parade, at 7 p.m., the courthouse lighting will occur. Movie cast members will be at the former Masonic Building, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at their house on the north side of the courthouse and a variety of other activities will take place in the downtown area.

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