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Holiday Parade kicks off City’s 50th Anniversary on December 12

The City’s annual Holiday Parade will kick off the City’s 50th Anniversary festivities on Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. The parade will feature decorated floats and other entries along Sample Road from Coral Springs Drive to City Hall. The parade will feature Bugs Bunny of The Looney Tunes, courtesy of Advanced Cable Communications.

 Traditionally, the parade draws thousands of spectators and more than 60 floats, bands and other entries. Schools, community groups and businesses are encouraged to celebrate the City’s anniversary by entering trailered and decorated floats. Awards will be given in both non-profit and business divisions.

Spectators should plan to make a night of it, as businesses along the parade route are encouraged to stay open to serve those watching the parade. Sponsorships are now available and are a great way to promote your business to thousands of local consumers.

Before the holiday parade, individuals and families are invited to participate in a Holiday Parade Fun Run along Sample Road near Coral Springs Drive at 6 p.m. The event is open to runners of all ages and abilities and will be approximately 1.5 miles. Participants must pre-register online and are asked to park at the Center for the Arts. Participation costs $20 for adults prior to November 2. Late registration is available until December 11 for adult runners, and until race day for walkers, for $25. Children 17 and under are $15 for all registration periods.

Please note that Sample Road west of University Drive and east of NW 110th Avenue, and Coral Springs Drive north of NW 29th Street and south of NW 37th Street, will be closed on the night of the parade from 5 p.m. until approximately 10 p.m.

To find out about becoming a parade volunteer, call Volunteer Services at 954-346-4430. In case of inclement weather, the parade will be held on Thursday, December 13. For more information on participating in the 2012 Holiday Parade, call 954-345-2112 or visit

This Signature Event for the City’s 50th Anniversary is part of a 13-month celebration which will have a large impact on the community and be remembered for years to come. The City is proud to partner with our sponsors for this year-long celebration, which include Golden Anniversary Sponsor Al Hendrickson Toyota, Bronze Community Partner Baptist Medical Plaza at Coral Springs, and Media Sponsors Advanced Cable Communications and Forum Publishing Group. Sponsorships are available starting at $2,500 for the entire year and offer businesses many unprecedented promotional opportunities. For information on the 50th Anniversary and sponsorship opportunities for this and other events, please visit

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