Cedar­town, Rock­mart Christ­mas pa­rades on tap this week

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Here come Santa Claus to Polk County over the end of the week in two days as a cel­e­bra­tion of the hol­i­day gets un­der­way on Thurs­day and Fri­day nights.

That’s right, the Christ­mas pa­rades in both the cities of Cedar­town and Rock­mart are coming up later this week.

Cedar­town’s Main Street will close down on Thurs­day, Dec. 6 for their 6 p.m. pa­rade, with the theme this year fo­cused a “Blue Christ­mas” down­town.

The City of Cedar­town en­cour­ages res­i­dents, busi­nesses, schools, in­dus­tries and churches to par­tic­i­pate in this year’s Christ­mas Pa­rade.

The theme for this year’s pa­rade is “Blue Christ­mas.” Groups wish­ing to be el­i­gi­ble for prize money for best float must stick to the blue Christ­mas theme. “Folks can get cre­ative us­ing blue lights, blue or­na­ments, blue trees or stock­ings, tin­sel and bal­loons. The key is to use the color blue as a ma­jor theme for your float de­sign,” ex­plained Aimee Mad­den, Christ­mas Pa­rade Com­mit­tee mem­ber. Con­tact City Hall at 770748-3220 by the end of this week to learn more about par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Cedar­town Christ­mas pa­rade.

Busi­nesses will be open late in Rock­mart for peo­ple’s din­ing and shop­ping plea­sure on Fri­day De­cem­ber 7 for Rock­mart’s “O Holy Night” Christ­mas pa­rade on the fol­low­ing night.

Im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the pa­rade, the Rock­mart Fire Depart­ment will stop with Santa Claus at the Rock­mart His­tory Mu­seum to light the Rock­mart Christ­mas Tree and meet with kids of all ages. The Rock­mart Com­mu­nity Cho­rus will be singing car­ols at the Tree light­ing too.

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