Tonight is the night for the big Rome Christmas Parade. Tonight’s theme is “Peace On Earth” and the Grand Marshall of this year’s parade will be Dr. Paul Ferguson and Frank Barron, Jr. The parade is set to kick-off at 6:30 pm. The route will start at 1st Avenue and Broad Street, near Southeastern Mills and River Dog Outpost and continue up Broad Street. The parade route ends at City Hall, with Santa Claus lighting the Christmas Tree. The estimated time of the parade is around one hour. The weather looks to be around 57 degrees and dropping down to 50 degrees by parade’s end and clear skies for the entire parade. (Weather report from AccuWeather as of 12:30 pm.)
With around 100 entries in the parade, parking should be on all attendees minds. We suggest that you think about how you plan on exiting the festivities and take advantage of the parking decks. People begin lining Broad Street as early as 4:00 pm, so you can come early and take advantage of all the wonderful downtown restaurants and shops. The weather looks to be holding at 50-57 degrees and clear skies.
All On Georgia-Floyd plans on broadcasting the parade from the rooftops on the 400 Block of Broad. You can get a list of all participants by visiting the Rome Christmas Parade Facebook Page. We plan on going live around 6:15-6:20 pm and you can watch that coverage on All On Georgia-Floyd Facebook Page.