The Franklin Christmas Parade Committee along with "Downtown Dan" with Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) have been busy all year long planning and fundraising for this annual event. Last year's parade was cancelled due to inclement weather so this year's event should be bustling with built up enthusiasm and excitement from kids of all ages. This year's parade will be on Friday, December 7th beginning at 7PM and follow the same parade as in years past. Lineup will begin at 5:30PM and participants are asked to come down Campbell Avenue off of Armory Drive to follow directions to the staging area and check in with parade staff. Registration is $10.00 and participants can register at Franklin City Hall, the Downtown Franklin Association building (old train station on Main St), emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or go online to downtownfranklinva.org and download a registration form to take to Downtown Franklin Association (old train station). Early registration ($10.00 donation) has been extended until November 23, 2018. Late registration ($25.00 donation) will end on November 26th and NO REGISTRATIONS will be accepted after November 26, 2018. Handicap parking is located in front of The Farmer's Market on South Main Street and NO STREET PARKING IS ALLOWED after 5:30PM the day of the parade.
Note that with the day of the Parade being on December 7th (Pearl Harbor Day), a special tribute will be paid to our Veterans as well as this year’s theme is "Through the Eyes of a Child". Everyone is encouraged to bring a hand held American Flag to wave during the parade to show your enthusiasm and Patriotism for our country and our Veterans.