Christmas Parade:A Bicentennial Christmas – Downtown Owensboro
For 79 years, the Owensboro Christmas Parade has been an annual, holiday family tradition, taking place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Each year, thousands line the streets of downtown Owensboro as nearly 120 floats, marching bands and other displays roll by, handing out candy to children eagerly awaiting Santa’s arrival on the very last float.
The 2015 Owensboro Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, November 21. It will start promptly at 4:30 p.m., rain, shine or snow, and is expected to last between an hour and a half to two hours.
This year, television icon and Owensboro native Florence Henderson has been selected to serve as Grand Marshal. Henderson is best known for her role as Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch. She was also the first woman to guest host The Tonight Show and had a successful career on Broadway starring in such musicals as Oklahoma, The King and I, and Fanny. Most recently she appeared on the popular, Dancing With The Stars.
Joining Grand Marshal Florence Henderson is Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist and fashion designer Carson Kressley. Kressley was also a “fan-favorite” recently on ABC’s world-wide hit, Dancing With The Stars and headlined as the host of Dancing With the Stars Live in Las Vegas.
Parade begins on 2nd and Pearl Streets, proceeds west on 2nd, and ends at 2nd and Locust. More information, go to http://www.christmasparade.net