The City’s annual Holiday Parade will wrap up the City’s 50th Anniversary festivities on Wednesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. The parade will feature decorated floats and other entries along Sample Road from Coral Springs Drive to City Hall, all set to the theme “Looking Forward to a Bright Future,” featuring The Jetsons as Grand Marshal.
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 Coral Springs Mile Run along Sample Road near Coral Springs Drive at 6:15 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 for $15 per person and are asked to park at the Center for the Arts. Race day registration will be $20.
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 12. For more information on participating in the 2013 Holiday Parade, call 954-345-2112 or visit www.CoralSprings.org/holidayparade.
The 50th Anniversary events have been made possible through the support of our wonderful sponsors, which include: Al Hendrickson Toyota, Air Around The Clock, Baptist Medical Plaza at Coral Springs, Advanced Cable Communications, Forum Publishing Group, Broward Health Coral Springs, FPL, and Scott J. Brook, P.A. For information on the 50th Anniversary, please visit www.CoralSprings50.org.