1212 Chelsea Christmas parade
Chelsea Christmas Parade. Photo courtesy Cari Dean.
This year, Chelsea Christmas Parade festivities are being expanded to include the Chelsea Christmas Village, a market that will feature holiday sweets, stocking stuffers and gifts at the end of the parade route.
The parade begins Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. at Chelsea Intermediate School and ends at Winn Dixie, where the Christmas Village will be operate from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the acreage behind the shopping center. The Village, sponsored by the Yellowleaf Ridge Estates Homeowner Association, is serving as a fundraiser to build a new park in the neighborhood.
For the parade, amateur floats are encouraged, and a limited number of professional floats can also be purchased. For safety concerns, motorcycles and ATVs may not be entered in the parade. Additionally, parade placement will not be available until arrival at the school. In order to reduce traffic congestion in the line-up area, all groups must meet at an alternate location and come to the parade line-up as a single group.
For more on the parade or in the event of inclement weather, visit cityofchelsea.com. For more on the Christmas Village, call Brenda Mellen at 678-2437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.