BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) - Thursday night, the city of Bainbridge will host its annual Christmas parade downtown.
Residents say they have fond memories of the parade, which has been a holiday tradition in the south Georgia city for several decades. The parade will feature more than 90 entries, including flashy floats decorated by residents, local businesses and community organizations.
The free event showcases downtown Bainbridge and Willis Park, where children can meet Santa Claus and share their Christmas wishes. The city's special events coordinator says the parade has been a crowd favorite for years.
"We've always kind of gone all out for Christmas. You can look at Willis Park, Shotwell Street. I mean, we try to decorate as much as we can, and we encourage everybody in the city to do it as well," said Megan Wimberley. "We'll have local shops open for people to come in and check out everything that we have down here. They have extended business hours during the holiday season as well."
The parade starts at 6:30 Thursday evening, beginning at the intersection of College Street and Wheat Avenue.