The Starkville Main Street Association has announced Starkville’s annual Christmas Parade presented by Reed’s will be held on Monday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. on Main Street.
Serving as this year’s Grand Marshal will be MSU Baseball Head Coach Chris Lemonis and coaching staff members of the 2021 NCAA National Championship team.
This year’s parade theme is “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” in honor of Mike Goree’s 35th year participating in the Starkville Christmas Parade. Goree has been a “magical” key component of the Christmas Parade since 1986.
President of Reed’s Bo Summerford said, “We’re honored to give back to the Starkville community through our sponsorship of this year’s parade. The event is sure to be a cultivation of all of the wonderful people who make the community so special.”
Parade applications are available online or by visiting starkville.org/visit/events/starkville-christmas-parade/.
The entry fee for parade participation is $25 made payable to the Starkville Main Street Association. All local and community organizations are encouraged to participate and attend.
Judging categories for this year’s event include Best Use of Theme, Best Use of Lights, and Best Overall Float entries.
For more information regarding the event, contact Paige Watson at (662)-323-3322 or email [email protected]
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is comprised of the Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce, Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority, Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Starkville Main Street Association.