• Hometown Holidays Parade

  • Once upon a time, more specifically 1990, the Chamber's Retail Affairs Committee sat around a conference room brainstorming ideas on how to bring out the community to enjoy the festive lights and decorations of the downtown square.

    "Ah-ha! said one, what about a night-time parade? A beautiful activity filled with twinkling lights, community, and local businesses!"

    "We will call it 'Hometown Holidays Parade' to represent the holidays as a whole; Thanksgiving through New Year"

    "And Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there too!" 

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  • And so formed the Hometown Holidays Parade....our beloved night-time Christmas parade. Children and grown-ups alike, line the streets of Forsyth on the Thursday after Thanksgiving to watch the floats as they pass by. Mary Persons High School Band, Fire Trucks and Cheerleaders are just a few of the anticipated sights. Each year a new theme for the crowd to enjoy as the floats are all crafted with care. Churches and Civic Groups, Large Business Owners and Small, line up on Tift College to bring us a ball. With twinkling, music, and Christmas in the air, the floats prepare to circle the square. Each year, the magical experience reminds us how blessed we are to live in such a wonderful community. Save the date and join us for fun!

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