Saratoga's annual lighted Christmas Parade 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1
November 28, 2018
The annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 and will begin at Bridge Ave. and River Street as it goes through historic downtown Saratoga. While waiting for the parade to begin, residents and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of local retailers and "shop small" this season. The parade will end at the Platte Valley Community Center, just in time to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus at "Winter Wonderland."
The parade announcer and entertainer each year is Teense Willfort, who created the event during his time as executive director of the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce.
"Teense has generously donated his time and equipment for the parade and he is emblematic of the true spirit of Christmas. He make it magical," said current Chamber director Stacy Crimmins.
Right after the parade, parents can take their kids to Winter Wonderland, sponsored by the Valley Service Organization. The jolly fellow and his wife will be available in Santa's House. Children of all ages can spend a few moments on Santa's lap and share their wish list. While waiting, everyone is invited to partake in the free chili and hot dogs. Coffee, hot cocoa and cookies will also be served in the splendidly decorate Great Hall at the Platte Valley Community Center.