35th Annual 2017 Sertoma Christmas Parade
December 2, 2017
Start : 10:00am
Go to Files & Forms on this web site or WWW.b95country.com or
Laurel Sertoma Club Facebook page to print the parade entry form.
Chairman : Jerry McCreary
Contact : Laurel Sertoma Club Facebook Page
Click Files & Forms for Entry Form.
" Unity for Christmas"
Parade Grand Marshall -
Laurel Police Chief - Tyrone Stewart &
Jones County Sheriff - Alex Hodge
The annual Sertoma Christmas parade, largest in the state of Mississippi, winds through the streets of downtown Laurel in December. On the first saturday of December each year, the downtown streets of Laurel become packed with thousands of spectators who come to watch the parade. The many children in attendance get excited with anticipation of a chance to see Santa Claus and catch candy thrown from his sleigh.
HISTORY of PARADE: The original parade was named the Merchant's Christmas parade sponsored by the Downtown merchants. The Jaycee's took on the parade in 1972 and renamed it to the Jaycee's Christmas parade until 1982. After being solicited by the Jaycee's to help with the parade in 1982, the Sertoma Club of Laurel officially became owner and renamed the parade again to the Sertoma Christmas parade of which it is still today. In 1983 the parade theme was "Keep Christ in Christmas" and 1984's theme was "The Magic of Christmas. Through the years there have been many important Grand Marshals, such as BJ Thomas, Bigfoot, the Clydesdales, Rick and Bubba and the Swamp People - RJ & Jay Paul.
Come one, come all and watch as Santa arrives in grand tradition, with marching bands and floats at this Mississippi event. A parade to delight the entire family and set the mood for the season.