Annual Duncan Christmas Parade
‘Superheroes Save Main Street’
Duncan, Okla. – November 26th, 2018- The annual Duncan Christmas parade is this Saturday, December 1st at 3 PM in downtown Duncan, Oklahoma.
This year’s Superhero theme was voted on by the downtown Duncan retailers as well as Duncan Leadership Class 23. Participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles, tractors, and floats with the theme. While decorating isn’t a requirement, it is encouraged. Awards will be presented to first, second, and third place in the following categories: Most Unique, Antique Car, Best Theme, and Judges Choice. This year’s judges include Main Street Duncan board members: Nate Schacht, Duncan Community Development Director, Allie Buckholts, Assistant District Attorney and Kevin Hammack, Assistant Fire Chief.
Mayor Ritchie Dennington will lead the parade as Grand Marshal driven by the Duncan Police Department. Santa Claus will be the parade caboose atop a Duncan Fire Truck. Parade entries in-between will vary from antique tractors, classic cars, and decorated floats. The parade will begin with the National Anthem at 3 PM followed by the color guard, Grand Marshal, Duncan High School Band and Duncan High School Cheer.
The downtown Duncan merchants will provide discounted shopping, refreshments, and more the day of the parade. The downtown eateries, like the newly opened Merchant, are offering lunch specials. Gourmet coffee and refreshments are available inside Distinctive Décor as well as gift with purchase on special items. Prairie Rose and Kimberley’s Made in America are offering in-store specials throughout the day. Eclectic Echo will have vendor specials throughout the store. The Well will open their doors for the Restroom Ministry so that parade watchers may have an indoor space to enjoy before and during the parade, if needed.
Participants should register at www.mainstreetduncan.net /events to enter the parade. Registration is free and donations are appreciated and will be accepted the day of the event. To enter the parade without registering, participants will need to go to 12th and Willow between 1 PM and 2 PM to receive directions. The parade route has not changed from previous years; starting at the courthouse and moving north onto Willow Street then moving east towards 7th Street and back south onto Main Street. Parade watchers can line-up anywhere along Main and Walnut Street as well as 12th and 7th Street for optimal viewing. Candy will be allowed to be tossed at the Duncan Christmas Parade. Additional information can be obtained by calling the Main Street Duncan office at 580.252.8696.