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Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade

City of Ocala
800 E Silver Spring Blvd
Ocala, FL 34470
United States
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Event Description:

The Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Friends of the Christmas Parade, Inc. The Parade has been an Ocala tradition for over 60 years and is held the second Saturday of December. The Parade attracts over 60,000 spectators from Ocala/Marion County and surrounding counties who line up along more than 2 miles of East Silver Springs Blvd in Ocala. Some of these spectators arrive as early as the Friday before the parade to “mark their spot” with lawn chairs, trucks, flatbed trailers or motor homes. This year's theme is a "Star Spangled Christmas." Parade begins at 5:30pm with this year's Grand Marshall, Emery A. Gainey, Marion County Interim Sheriff.

CLICK HERE for the parade route.