Entries sought for 6 p.m. along Main St.
CAPAC — The Chamber of Commerce has finalized their Cranberry Christmas plans.
This Saturday, Dec. 5, they’ll host a lighted parade beginning at 6 p.m. that includes a tree lighting ceremony.
The parade will travel from Main and Park streets and travel south down Main Street. Organizers said that length of the route should allow attendees to remain socially distant.
No candy will be thrown during the parade but the Chamber plans to hand out treat bags for children in advance of the event.
“Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the end of the parade and will light the Christmas tree,” the Chamber said in their announcement.
As is tradition, Santa will flip the switch to light up the large tree at the corner of Main and Mill streets.
In lieu of visits with Santa, the Chamber invites children to put their letters to Santa in a special mailbox outside of the post office on W. Mill St. Those who would like a return letter from Santa are asked to include a mailing address.
“We are trying very hard to bring some ‘normal’ to this Christmas event,” the board said.
Previously, Chamber organizers had said they wanted to host a holiday event but stated that many of the traditional Cranberry Christmas attractions would have to be scaled back or eliminated due to the pandemic and health concerns.
Anyone who would like to be in the Cranberry Christmas parade is asked to contact Samantha Ramirez at 810-334-5870 or Mary Rilley at 810-650-9744 or just plan to arrive at Capac High School at 5:30 p.m. when the line up begins.