Valdosta Christmas parade rescheduled for Sunday

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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
December 4, 2018

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- Officials with the City of Valdosta have rescheduled the annual Christmas parade for this weekend after it was postponed due to severe weather.

The Greater Valdosta Community Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 9 at 2:30 p.m. Line up for the event begins at noon.

"I want to thank the parade committee for considering my request to reschedule the parade," said City Manager Mark Barber. "The annual Christmas Parade is a staple in the community. It is a time to come together and kick off the holiday season."

"Many groups spend weeks, if not months, preparing their floats and we want all of their hard work to be seen," he continued. "We hope it will still be a fun time for the Valdosta/Lowndes County Community.”

The parade was originally scheduled for Saturday, December 1, but officials made the decision to cancel it Friday morning due to the threat of inclement weather. Valdosta and Lowndes County saw more than 10 inches of rain over the weekend.

The parade will feature a Toyland Christmas theme. It will begin at Woodrow Wilson Drive and travel down Patterson Street, ending at the Department of Health’s parking lot.

If you would like to participate in the parade, you can pick up an application from the Valdosta Main Street office located at 300 N Lee Street. City officials ask you to bring your application and entry fee on the day of the event.

If you paid a late fee or cannot participate in the rescheduled event, you can request a refund from the Ossipe Temple by calling 229-269-1681.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
November 30, 2018

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- Officials with the City of Valdosta have confirmed that this weekend's Greater Valdosta Community Christmas Parade has been postponed.

Officials made the decision to cancel on Friday morning due to the threat of inclement weather on Saturday.

Valdosta Mayor John Gayle announced at Friday Night's tree lighting that there are plans to make up the date for the parade but there has not been an announcement on when that date will be.

Originally, officials had planned to postpone the parade until December 8, but that plan was scrapped due to other planned community events taking place.