Jolly Old Saint Nick and four of his reindeer are scheduled to make an appearance in the festive event, according to Main Street Manager Paul Pitts.
This will be the first year that live reindeer will pull Santa’s sleigh down Main Street.
After the parade the reindeer will be stationed at City Hall for the community to view.
The reindeer are being sponsored by the City of Cedartown, First National Bank of Polk County, Regions, SunTrust and United Bank and Trust, according to Pitts.
This Christmas will mark the 150th birthday of Polk County and so, the theme for this year’s parade will be “Birthday Celebration- 150 Years.”
The parade is set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. A rain date is scheduled for Dec. 1, also at 6 p.m.
The route for this year’s festivities will be the same one followed last year, with the parade start at Marietta Street and ending in the old Big Star parking lot.
Bobby Alexander, Christmas Parade Chairman encourages Cedartown residents to participate in the holiday event.
He states: “The parade is a time for all of us to get into the spirit of Christmas, to unite for a festive and joyous occasion.”
Parade coordinator Patti Rowell echoed Alexander’s sentiments.
Four marching bands including Cedartown High, Haralson County High, Bay Springs Middle School and Cherokee County High, Alabama, are scheduled to perform.
Polk County’s birthday celebration is planned for Thursday, Dec. 20, on the front of the steps of Polk Courthouse No. 2.
The Chamber of Commerce is coordinating efforts for the celebration. More details will be announced in upcoming Standard editions.