The 2016 annual City of Altus Christmas parade is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 10. The theme for the is “Christmas Night of Lights” and grand marshall’s are Margarett Worrell and Eva Letha Lucas.
The parade lineup is slated to begin at the Altus City Reservoir — a brand new starting place.
“This year start off is the city reservoir and also we’ve made a few changes in the route and in the entry rules and guidelines,” said Debbie Davis, parade chairman.
Organizers hope to release more details to the community as the parade date approaches.
A new and important rule is the mandatory entry meeting Dec. 8, in which one representative from the entry must attend to be allowed in the parade. The location and time of the meeting will be announced at a later date.
All categories will have the chance to win first- and second-place prize money and the judges are set to be on Main Street.
An additional attraction to add to the Christmas evening parade is the 8 p.m. Southwest Christmas Opry concert scheduled for the Altus City Auditorium.
“The parade float winners will be announced at the concert presented by Mikala Jo Balderes,” Davis said.
The City of Altus and the Altus Chamber of Commerce are planning to list details on their Facebook pages.
For more information call Davis at 580-471-2573 or the Chamber at 580-482-0210.
Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077.