Santa Claus

Santa Claus waves from Bradford City Fire Department’s Tower 1 during a previous Cruisin’ Into Christmas Parade. Registration for the Nov. 30 parade is due by Nov. 20.

The registration deadline for Bradford’s 10th annual Cruisin’ Into Christmas Parade: “Candy Lane” is coming up Nov. 20.

The parade will make its way down historic Main Street in downtown Bradford at 6 p.m. Nov. 30, the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce and signature sponsor CNB Bank announced.

To follow the theme, organizers ask participants to think of their favorite Christmas treats — candy canes, hot chocolate, cookies and more — and get busy decorating their Candy Lane float or costume.

Area businesses, non-profit organizations, fire departments, school bands, classic car owners and dance teams are asked to submit their registration forms for the parade as soon as possible, but no later than Nov. 20.

Registration forms may be picked up at and returned between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 121 Main St. They can also be emailed by request to those interested in participating.

Cash prizes will again be awarded for six different divisions: best holiday music arrangement by a school band, best holiday float by a business, best holiday float by a non-profit organization, best decorated classic car, best holiday arrangement by a dance team, and best decorated fire truck. In each category, prizes will be $200 for first place and $100 for second place.

CNB Bank will have a tent located on Main Street in front of the bank, which will also be the location for the judging as parade entries pass by the bank’s volunteer judges. Individual parade entries should not include a live Santa on their float or in their group, as Santa will cruise into town as the last unit of the parade, sponsored this year by the Downtown Bradford Business District Authority.

Line up information will be distributed to registered entries the week of the parade.

Questions regarding the parade may be addressed to Kara Kennedy, executive director of the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce, at 814-368-7115 or kara.kennedy@bradfordchamber.com.

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