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Gary Bringing Christmas Parade to Residents This Year

GARY, W.Va. – The City of Gary will bring Christmas to the area on Saturday, December 5th, 2020 with their annual Christmas Parade.

This year’s theme was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, ultimately deciding to bring the parade to the community.

“The parade will cover the main routes of Gary so residents can watch the parade and Santa Claus pass by from their porches or inside their cars for safe social distancing,” said Fire Chief Bobby Rose Jr. “The parade has never been done like this but with all the virus concerns, we thought we’d try to bring the parade to our residents.”

The Gary Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at 12 noon. Line up will begin at 11:30 a.m. near the Sewer Plant and railroad bridge in Wilcoe. Gary Police Chief Patrick McKinney will lead the parade through Wilcoe to Gary, then head to the Filbert area before ending in Thorpe, traveling approximately 14.5 miles and lasting 30 minutes.

There will not be a Meet and Greet with Santa at the Fire Station like years before, but Santa will ride along in the Fire Truck to see all the children.

Mayor Larry Hairston invites all to participate, by meeting at the line up or joining in along the way.

For more information, please call Gary City Hall at (304) 448-2209.