The parade will be at 5 p.m. and will be immediately followed by the Downtown Somerset Development Corporation (DSDC) Tree Lighting Celebration at 7 p.m.
This year, due to planned renovation on the Fountain Square set to begin while the tree would normally still be up, the Christmas Tree will stand on the plaza of the Pulaski Court of Justice, adjacent to the square. This year’s activities will be held in that area too during the ceremony, which will include music, words from local public officials, and more.
Gib Gosser, executive director of the DSDC, said that attendees can expect a “red, white and blue Christmas,” suggesting a patriotic theme.
“It’s been (a popular event) for probably better than 50 years,” said Gosser. “Downtown is the heart of the community even more this year.”
Tiffany Bourne, Community Development Director for Pulaski County, is on the hunt for the perfect tree and hopes to have one selected by next week. Anyone wishing to offer her suggestions may reach Bourne at 606-875-6732.
Anyone wishing to enter a float in the parade should contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 606-678-7323. The Chamber is looking for all bands, cheerleaders, ROTC units, girl scouts, boy scouts, civic clubs, youth athletic teams, churches, cars, dogs, horses and anyone else interested in participating in this year's parade.
“This is one of the most exciting events of the year for us,” said Clue.