Call for entries to the December 7 beachside Christmas parade

NEWS RELEASE

Happy Holidays and Season Greetings from the Oceanside Business Association and the Sunrise Rotary Club!

Our greetings may be early, but that’s because we wanted you to be the first to know about our exciting plans for the 34th annual Oceanside Christmas Parade on Saturday December 7th

If you are interested in participating this year, parade registration forms may be found on-line at www.verobeachoba.com/christmas-parade and must be submitted by November 29th.   There will be a mandatory participant meeting on December 3rd  at the Holiday Inn.  Please refer to our web site for more detailed information.

Last year’s winners were:

Dubois and Sons jewelry – Best of Parade

Vero Beach High School Band – Best Performance

Flinchum Builders, LLC.  – Most Humorous

Cross Over Mission – Most Original

Treasure Coast Jeep Club – Most Creative and Most Holiday Spirit

Vero Beach Elementary PTA – Best Community Non-Profit Entry

This year awards are planned for:

Vero Centennial Spirit

Most Holiday Spirit

Most Original

Best Performance

Legacy Award

Most Humorous

Best of Parade

The parade will stage at Riverside Park with a final staging on Cardinal Dr and will run from Flamevine to Live Oak (just before JC Park) on Ocean Dr between 6:00PM & 7:30 PM, The Candy Cane 3K will run on Ocean Drive at 5:15 to 5:45

We will be running a shuttle from Riverside Park, up Dahlia Lane to Cardinal Dr from 4:30 until 7:30 for participants and spectators so they can park by Memorial Island in Riverside Park.  The Senior Resource Association will be running one large bus at the middle of the parade and one at the end for participants to get back to Memorial Island in Riverside Park. The buses will be located at Bethel Creek House, right across A1A from JC Park.  People are urged to use the cross-walk traffic light to cross A1A.

The Sunrise Rotary Club will be collecting nonperishable food for the Homeless at Riverside Park and along the parade route.  Just look for their Chuck Wagon.

Below are the street closings and map of the parade.

PARADE STREET CLOSURE SCHEDULE:

4:15PM Cardinal Drive and cross streets closed to Flamevine

5:00PM Ocean Drive closed from Indian Lilac to South of Flamevine

5:00PM Silver Palm closed from Live Oak to Conn Way

5:00PM Dahlia, Azalea, & Beachland closed from A1A to Ocean Dr.

5:15 to 5:50PM Silver Palm, Eagle, Date Palm, Eugenia, Fiddlewood, Greytwig, Holly and Indian Lilac closed A1A to Ocean Drive.

5:15PM Flamevine closed from Eagle Dr. to Ocean Drive

5:15PM Mango, Live Oak, Conn Way closed from A1A to Ocean Dr

5:15PM Candy Cane 3K on Ocean Dr and Eagle to Indian Lilac

6:00PM Parade on Ocean Drive from Flamevine to Live Oak

For more information please contact:

Ocean side Business Association President, Georgia Irish 772-321-5352

Oceanside Business Association VP and Parade Logistics, Al Benkert 713-1045

Rotary Volunteer Coordinator Todd Darress 559-6001

Candy Cane 3k Race Coordinator Jim Van Veen 643-7010

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