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Gala Parade, Many Events for Christmas in Marinette Dec. 3
Christmas in Marinette with a full day of events is Saturday, Dec. 3. Bay Cities Radio will have its annual Holiday Craft Show at Marinette Middle School (MMS) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be homemade crafts and products from vendors. Music and entertainment will take place throughout the day and food will also be available for purchase. All funds realized will go directly to MMS school organizations.
From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is Fire Department open house where there will be tours, treats, refreshments, and a visit from Santa prior to the parade.
The parade is 1 to 2 p.m. and will assemble between noon and 12:30 p.m. behind the Marinette Middle School on Terrace Ave. There will be the parking lot behind Marinette Middle School for people to assemble and personal vehicles should not park on Water Street because the parade entries will be assembly on either side of the road. Parade participants will be dropped off. The middle part of the road will be open for traffic.
The parade will travel down Main Street to Liberty Street. The last two entries in the parade will be Santa Claus on the Fire Ladder and Mrs. Claus and Shelley the Elf in a vehicle. They will be the only ones continuing on Main Street to Riverside Avenue behind the Stephenson Public Library by police escort.
From 2 to 4 p.m. is open house at the Stephenson Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Decorated floats, walkers and musical participants can enter the annual Christmas Celebration and Parade in Downtown Marinette. All area businesses, service groups, organizations, schools, churches and other interested persons are invited. There will be competition for the "Best Over-All" entry with a trophy for the winner. There is no charge to participate in the parade. Entry forms can be emailed to email@example.com or picked up at City Hall, 1905 Hall Ave., or the Welcome Center, 1680 Bridge St.
The intent of the City of Marinette's Christmas Parade is for all participants of all ages to have fun, and that the themes conveyed should be understandable by children and appropriate for viewing by children.
All participants, in consideration of the event, agree to indemnify, hold harmless and release the City of Marinette, its agents and employees, from any and all liability for any injury or damage which may arise out of or in any way be connected with participation in the Christmas parade.
Any animal units must provide their own "clean-up crew" for their unit in the parade.
There must be an adult on floats where there are children.
All parade participants shall conduct themselves in a manner appropriate for a family audience of all ages, walk in a peaceful and orderly fashion and participate in a civil manner with respect to other participants and the public.
Throwing of candy or any other objects from parade entrants is strictly prohibited. Handing out candy is permitted by walkers only.
Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at the line-up or on the parade route. Use good common sense, as safety is the primary concern for both participants and spectators. These rules and regulations are everyone's safety.
At the Welcome Center open house from 2 to 4 p.m. there will be chances to win door prizes donated by local businesses and live music by Senior Moments. Refreshments will be served by the Marinette Woman's Club.
Area businesses will have the opportunity to Adopt a Tree on Stephenson Island with the official lighting at 4:30 p.m. Stop by Marinette Welcome Center for more information and to pick your tree.
At 4:30 p.m. Mayor Steve Genisot and Santa will light the City Christmas Tree and other adopted trees on Stephenson Island and ring the "official" Salvation Army bell to start the Christmas season. Free hot chocolate and water will be donated by Culligan.
Additionally there will be shuttle bus rides run by Menominee Area Schools between Marinette and Menominee with unlimited "on/off" rides for a $5 donation. Shuttle bus stops may be added but will include Marinette Middle School, Menominee High School, Abundant Life, M&M Plaza, and 1st Street in Menominee.
Old World Market at Abundant Life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., holiday music on 1st Street, holiday craft show at Menominee High School 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a vendor show for Business Professionals of America students at Blesch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information call the Marinette Welcome Center at 715-732-4333 or the Community Development Office at 715-732-51389