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Unicoi Christmas Parade
November 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Town Of Unicoi Christmas Parade To Be ‘A Fairytale Christmas’
Unicoi, Tenn. — The Town of Unicoi will host its annual Christmas Parade Saturday, November 30, at 2
p.m. just off exit 32 in Unicoi. The addition of a theme, “A Fairytale Christmas,” is just one of the fun surprises
for parade-goers this year.
“We want to get our entries familiar with decorating around a theme,” said Communications and
Programs Director Ashley Shelton. “We’ve been discussing the possibility of adding a judging element to the
parade in the future so we’re trying to gauge how much participation we might expect.”
The Unicoi Christmas Parade will begin at the Cherokee National Forest Office and continue down
Unicoi Drive before turning onto Tennessee Street. From there, the parade will turn right onto Lincoln then left
onto Massachusetts before ending at the Unicoi Elementary School.
“I think residents will really enjoy the event this year,” said Unicoi Mayor Johnny Lynch. “The town’s
float has a completely new look and we’ve even got some very popular characters coming for a visit.”
Floats, characters, classic cars, horses and more will parade down the streets while candy is distributed
to the long line of community members. And in true tradition, Santa Clause will herald in the season atop the
Town of Unicoi Float at the end of the parade.
Civic, church and school groups, as well as businesses, pageant winners and elected officials are
invited to enter the parade to showcase their talents and community spirit. The Unicoi Volunteer Fire
Department, Unicoi History Group, Unaka Mountain Search and Rescue, Shriners, and the Unicoi High School
Marching Band are just a few of the groups that have already submitted their application and there is still plenty
of time to register.
Applications are available at the Tourist Information Center (106 Unicoi Village Pl.) and Town Hall
(3600 Unicoi Dr.) or can be downloaded or submitted online. Visit UnicoiTN,net/events to register. The
application deadline is November 25 and no entries will be accepted after that date.
Numerous businesses line the parade route and the event happens to coincide with the national “Shop
Small Saturday” initiative, so attendees are encouraged to hang around afterward and shop the local Unicoi
businesses. Many stores will have sales and discounts in celebration of the “Shop Small” campaign and any
business wanting to add to the growing list may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding the Unicoi Christmas Parade, contact Patricia Bennett at (423)
735-0517 or email email@example.com.