Twice-postponed Florence Holiday Parade will start at 11 a.m. Saturday

December 29, 2018
Santa Claus waves to people on the parade route during the 2017 Florence Christmas Parade down Evans Street.

FLORENCE – The Florence Holiday Parade is still scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday.

Parade Vice Chairwoman Pat Gibson-Hye Moore said Thursday afternoon that the parade is planned to go on as scheduled. However, she added that the organizers are still attempting to work out the details of the parade, including the changes necessitated by moving the parade from before Christmas to after Christmas.

Gibson-Hye Moore added that the 2018 version of the parade is the “the hardest year ever.”

She also said that registration numbers for the parade were good, but she is sure that the parade will lose some participants and viewers because of the date changes the parade has undergone this year.

The parade, a Christmas tradition in Florence, was originally scheduled for Dec. 8, but it was moved to Dec. 15 because of weather. More weather forced the parade to move from Dec. 15 to Saturday.

The parade will start at the intersection of West Evans and Edisto streets, and it will end at the Business Technological Center (BTC) Building at the corner of N.B. Baroody and East Evans streets.

For more information on how to participate, contact Gibson-Hye Moore at 843-472-9420 or pghpromise@yahoo.com or Chairwoman Linda Becote at 843-621-0001.

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