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Thomasville holds annual Downtown Christmas Parade

Posted at 6:54 PM, Dec 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 06:08:14-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) — The annual Thomasville Downtown Christmas Parade brings thousands of on-lookers each year and Monday night was no different even with the cold temperatures.

This year's theme was "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" and floats had to show their holiday spirit for the judges.

The YMCA in Thomasville organizes the event every year. Staff started planning for the parade in August. One organizer says the community looks forward to the event each year.

"It gives opportunity for the community to come together: organizations, businesses, non-profits, religious groups, and a lot of schools participate," said Katie Ketchum.

Kids even got to see Mr and Miss Clause stop by the parade.

The highly anticipated Thomasville Downtown Christmas Parade begins Monday evening.

Parade preparations will start on the corner of Clay and Broad Street.

One of the organizers of the event, Katie Ketchum, spoke to ABC 27's Brittany Barnett to share a little more about what this parade means to the community.

If you want to join in on parade festivities, it is set to start at 6:30 p.m. at Clay Street and will end on Smith Street.