Hometown Christmas Parade set for Friday

Final plans have been set for Friday’s Hometown Christmas Parade in Bellefontaine.


A parade participant in the 2012 Hometown Christmas Parade waves to the crowd. This year’s parade starts at 6 p.m. Friday. (EXAMINER FILE PHOTO)

This year’s parade will feature 46 entries, up from last year’s 38, Mayor Adam Brannon reports.

Parade participants will gather in the 100 block of Colton Avenue with carry-over to the 200 block. Parking lots at the Harold Kerr Post 173 of the American Legion, 120 Colton Ave., and the Union Station, 613 Hamilton St., are available for participants.

The parade will travel north on Main Street and continue to Columbus Avenue before dispersing to the east and west.

Santa’s sleigh will continue to the municipal parking lot west of the Main Street Marketplace where he will step off and enter the mall to accept visitors.

Parade attendees can park in the various municipal parking lots around the downtown area.

To accommodate vendors, the city will shut down the 100 block of south Main at 3 p.m. Friday. The 100 blocks of east and west Columbus will be closed at 6 p.m. for the parade.

Those areas will reopen to through traffic at 8 p.m.

Main from Colton to the downtown will be closed for the parade.

The weather forecast for the event is cold and snowy.