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64th Annual Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade
December 3, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 64th Annual Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade presented by Bright House Networks on Saturday, December 3, beginning at 9 a.m. Honorary Grand Marshall Patty Maddox, the 2016 Lydia Gardner Citizen of the Year Award recipient, will lead 100 entries south down Park Avenue, from Cole Avenue to Lyman Avenue, spreading holiday cheer to the young and young-at-heart along the way.
The Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade has been held on the first Saturday in December for 64 years, making to the longest continuously-running holiday parade in Central Florida. Parade participants include bands, dance troupes, police and fire departments, local businesses, elected officials, and, of course, Santa Claus. Representatives from local civic organizations will evaluate each entry and award honors in four categories, including Best Performing Group, Best Band, Best Float and Judges Choice.
Before, during and after the parade, Leadership Winter Park will host its 18th Annual Pancake Breakfast. Presented by RE/MAX Town Centre and Florida Power & Light, the traditional pancake breakfast is complete with sausage, coffee, juice and array of toppings courtesy of Whole Foods Market. Breakfast is served from 7 – 10:30 a.m. at the Central Park Main Stage. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children and can be purchased in advance at www.winterpark.org, the Winter Park Welcome Center or at the event. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the Winter Park Improvement Foundation, which provides scholarships for adults and youth.
For additional information, contact the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce at (407) 644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org. Special thanks to supporting sponsors for the parade, including, Birchmore Group, Inc., City of Winter Park, Red Bird Printing, The Park Press, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, WMMO 98.9 FM and WUCF 89.9 FM.