The annual Charleston Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, December 3, 2022.
The Christmas Parade will begin at 5:30 pm at Charleston Schools. The parade route will head east, ending at Vine Street (east of Sacred Heart Catholic Church).
The staging area for all parade participants will be the parking lots at Charleston Schools. Pre-registration is not required. Arrive 20-30 minutes early to line up and get registered. Cash prizes for the Christmas Parade are furnished by the Charleston Chamber of Commerce. First, second, and third-place prizes of $125, $75 and $50 will be given away in the large float category. Prizes of $85, $60, and $40 will be awarded for small floats. Prizes of $50, $40, and $25 will be given for first, second, and third in the ATV’s/Motorcycle-Scooter division (ATVs pulling trailers will still be considered small floats). Prizes of $35, $25, and $15 will be given for the first, second, and third in antique autos and antique tractors. Prizes for decorated bikes will be $15, $10, and $7.50. Parade participants may toss candy.
The Christmas Parade will be led by city and county law enforcement officers, followed by members of the American Legion, who will present the colors.