City officials said Tuesday that 52 holiday floats have been entered into this year’s annual Christmas Parade. Most of the floats have been created by church and civic groups, though some will represent local businesses.
There will be plenty of holiday tunes on hand as seven marching bands have agreed to participate in the parade. The Cedartown High School Marching Bulldog Band will blast out Yuletide notes as well as Cedartown Middle School, Elm Street Middle School, Rockmart High School, Temple High School, Cherokee County, Ala. High School and Rome’s Model High.
Jolly Old Saint Nick will bring up the rear of the parade, as he will be escorted down Main Street by his loyal reindeer.
Officials are urging participants to keep their floats free of and candy-tossers and Santas.
Judging for this year’s contest will take place at 5 p.m. along the parade line-up route on Marietta Street.
The parade will begin at 6 p.m.