Mayor Greg Cromer is inviting the community to participate in the inaugural Olde Towne Slidell Community Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 7 at 6 p.m. beginning in front of City Hall at 2055 Second Street. People and groups are welcome to come out dressed in creative Christmas costumes, and walk or roll through the route with homemade floats and decorated golf carts.
The parade will be led by the Slidell Sync Lawn Chair Brigade, a premier dancing group that promises to feature flashy holiday-themed lawn chairs in a very merry way, followed by decorated golf carts and homemade floats, community members in holiday costumes, the U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots Foundation and St. Tammany Toys For Tots, and Santa and Mrs. Claus riding on the Old Town Soda Shop’s antique fire truck spreading their magical cheer to all.
Everyone from the community is encouraged to participate. To sign up to participate, go to the City of Slidell’s website at MySlidell.com to fill out the parade form and return to the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs. Registration is free and interested spectators are encouraged to mark their calendars. Deadline for submitting forms is Wednesday, Dec. 4.
“I invite our citizens to join me for the inaugural Olde Towne Slidell Community Christmas Parade,” said Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer. “Christmas is my favorite time of year and I wanted to kick-off the holiday season with an old-fashioned, small town, community Christmas parade. It’s free for everyone to participate, so I encourage the community to be a part of the parade or to come be a spectator. It will be a great time in Olde Towne Slidell!”
The parade will start at 6 p.m. with a hot chocolate toast at Slidell City Hall and will end at roughly 6:30 p.m. at Griffith Park, where Santa and Mrs. Claus will go to Christmas Under the Stars to visit with children and take pictures until 8:30 p.m.
The 31st annual Christmas Under the Stars is a festive holiday celebration that includes twinkling lights, holiday decorations, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Parade of Trees, the life-size Christmas Cottages, Slidell’s Nativity, the Frozen Ice Castle, Christmas music, and much more. The four day celebration begins on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, and resumes on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at Griffith Park in Olde Towne Slidell. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information about the inaugural Olde Towne Slidell Christmas Parade, please call the City of Slidell’s Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at (985) 646-4375 or email email@example.com.