Seligman announces 2012 Christmas parade

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The 2012 Seligman Christmas Parade will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Parade placement will be first-come, first served, and line-up will begin at 1 p.m.

The parade will begin at the north end of Seligman at the corner of Highway 37 and Business 37. Entries will travel south to the Seligman Community Center at the corner of South Main and Hurd Street.

The following cash prizes will be awarded in the religious float, non-religious float and marching unit divisions: $75, first place; $50, second place; and $25, third place.

The best animal unity, best antique vehicle, best non-antique vehicle and best motorcycle or off-road vehicle, including tractors, four-wheelers, carts and bicycles, will earn $40.

Judging numbers will be distributed to entries before they reach the judging stand. No loud entries will be placed near the band in the line-up. Horses will be placed at the very end of the line-up. Only one Santa will be allowed in the parade.

After the parade, Santa Claus will be at the community center to greet children and hand out treats. Refreshments will be offered for all attendees.

The Shop With a Cop drawing and winners of the Christmas lighting contest will also be announced at the community center after the parade.

Community members interested in participating in the third annual Seligman Christmas Lighting Contest must register at the Seligman City Hall by Nov. 28. Judging will occur on Dec. 1.

The residence with the best lighting display will be awarded $150. Second place will receive $75, and third place will receive $50.

Maps of participating residences will be available at the city hall or online at after Nov. 28.

For more information, call the Seligman City Hall at 417-662-3600.

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