Hamilton Christmas Parade and Santa on the Square
2016 Date:Thursday, December 15, 2016
Come celebrate the joyous Christmas Season in the City of Hamilton at our annual Santa on the Square and Christmas Parade in the newly revitalized downtown area of the City of Hamilton. Santa on the Square will take place beginning at 3:30 P.M. with the parade beginning at 6:00 P.M.
Rain Date is Thursday, December 15, 2016, same times. (Original date was Tuesday, December 15, but due to weather it has been postponed to the rain date.)
The Hamilton Christmas parade will travel its route through downtown Hamilton with holiday-themed floats and vehicles. All businesses, churches, civic organizations, and individuals who would like to participate are encouraged to do so. There is no entry fee for participation.
Line up registration for marching bands and all groups who will be walking in the parade will be held at the exit road at Hamilton Middle School.
Line up registration for floats and all vehicles with riders (pageant winners, etc.) will be at the Hamilton Fire Department / former National Guard Armory location. Equestrian line up will take place at the Marion County Co-Op.
Line up registration for antique vehicles line up will be at Star Printing and The Journal Record.
Please, no fake Santas. The real Santa is being provided transportation by the Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce and our friends at the Hamilton Fire Department.
Throwing of candy is permitted.
The parade route will be the reverse of the Homecoming Parade route, leaving from Alabama Highway 17, going North on Military Street, then West onto Bexar Ave. at the Courthouse, and then South on 1st Street SW, then West on Aggie Ave.
There is no fee to enter the Hamilton Christmas Parade; however, we would appreciate the donation of cash, checks, gift cards, or new & unwrapped Christmas gifts. These donations will be given directly to Christmas for Kids to serve needy children in the Marion County area. Checks should be made to "Christmas for Kids." Donations can be made at the two Chamber registration tents or at Santa on the Square pre-parade.