christmas parade2 300HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (12/1/17) — Today is the last day to enter floats or any other units for the 2017 HES Christmas Parade, parade organizers announced. Call the Parks office today at 270-887-4290 to receive and complete the short application and secure a business, club or organization spot. The cost to enter the parade is $20, plus a new unwrapped toy.

The HES nighttime parade will be held on Saturday, December 9 starting at 5:15 and heading south down Main Street. Last year, over 100 total entries participated in Hoptown’s first night parade in decades. News alert: it’s going to snow in downtown Hopkinsville during the parade! Parade organizers have secured snow machines to help with the holiday cheer at 9th and Main Street.

Floats builders will have the opportunity to win a number of cash prizes this year. The HES Grand Champion award will receive $1,000 and the runner-up receives $750. This year’s new award is the Best Business Float Award, which is a $500 prize sponsored by the Christian County Chamber of Commerce. The WHVO/WKDZ People’s Choice Award will be determined by parade watchers when they text their favorite float to 270-522-1212. The contest opens at the start of the parade and texting continues until midnight Saturday night.

The HES Christmas Parade is part of the day-long Hopkinsville Holiday Celebration that starts at 10 a.m. and includes the Pennyrile Polar Express, Dickens on Main Street, Christmas Market on the Square, lighting of the community tree after the parade, and the showing of The Polar Express at The Alhambra at 7:30 to cap the evening. For details on the entire day, visit http://pennyroyalarts.org/event-holiday.html. 

The Hopkinsville Holiday Celebration is a collaborative team effort from Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation, Pennyroyal Arts Council, Historic Museums of Hopkinsville, Downtown Renaissance, Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, and the Literary Council.

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