Press Release: Christmas Parade Entry Form Deadline November 26th


November 15, 2012

ATHENS, TX – The annual lighted Christmas Parade, sponsored by the City of Athens, is quickly approaching, including the deadline to sign up for this year’s Christmas Parade, Christmas Around the Square.

The entry fee for all categories is $20, except marching bands who will not be required to pay an entry fee.  Prize categories will include business entry, church group, civic/non profit group, school group, and single/individual entry.  One winner will be selected from each category for the $50 prize and the winners from each category will be eligible for the $500 grand prize, sponsored by Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste Services).

The Christmas Parade will be limited to the first 100 entries and the City recommends registering early to insure a place in the parade, so hurry and get your entry forms in. The parade entry form and packet can be found on the City’s website at

The annual Christmas Parade will take place at 6:30 p.m. on December 1st.

For additional information about the Christmas Parade, please contact City Hall at 675-5131 or visit

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