Saturday, Dec. 2
Commerce Christmas Parade
The Commerce Christmas Parade will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 on Main Street. The parade is free to enter.
To be featured in the parade, persons interested may call the Commerce City Hall at 918-675-4373 to fill out an entry form over the phone or stop by to fill out a form in person.
Miami Christmas Parade
The 2017 Miami Christmas Parade, “A North Pole Christmas” will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, in downtown Miami.
The “Christmas Parade on Route 66” will head south on Main Street, through downtown and disperse at Second Avenue and South Main.
Participants can find parade registration forms on the Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page or at the Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau office.
For more information, persons interested may contact the Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce at 918-542-4481 or visit the chamber’s Facebook page.
Picher Christmas Parade
The Picher Christmas Parade is back for a third year and is set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.
It is free to enter and last year’s parade brought in nearly a thousand people. The theme this year is "Coming Home For Christmas."
Organized by members of the Picher Reunion Committee, the parade will start at A Street and go to Fourth Street.
The Gary Building, previously the Ole Miner Pharmacy, will be open during the parade with Picher Gorilla items such as the commemorative Christmas ornaments for sale, as well as access to public restrooms. Many historical photos will also be on display.
Free hot chocolate and coffee will be served, and fresh donuts donated by the Miami Wal-Mart will be sold for a dollar to help fund the Picher All School Reunion. Donations will also be accepted at the Gary Building during the event to help build the Picher Memorial.
For information, persons interested may contact Sherri Mills by calling or texting 918-541-5805 or by Facebook message.
Quapaw Christmas Parade
Quapaw’s annual Christmas Parade will be held noon on Saturday, Dec. 2 in downtown Quapaw.
Participating in the event is free of charge and individuals can register at Quapaw City Hall or by calling 918-674-2525.
Saturday, Dec. 9
Fairland Christmas Parade
The Fairland Christmas Parade is set for noon, Saturday, Dec. 9 in downtown Fairland. The theme this year is a “North Pole Christmas,” and it is free to enter.
Individuals or agencies who would like to participate in the parade, may contact Fairland City Hall at 918-676-3636.
Grove Christmas Parade
The Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, in downtown Grove.
Entries will be judged on the best use of lights and the best theme, which is Gingerbread Christmas. All entries will be required to utilize lights. Fees are $10 per entry.
The chamber's float is the only Santa allowed in the parade. No candy may be thrown from the float.
For more information, or to receive a parade entry form, call the chamber office at 918-786-9079.
Jay Christmas Parade
The Jay Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Jay Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, in Jay.
The theme is “Home for the Holidays.” As in the past, the Chamber’s float is the only entry, which may include Santa.
Lineup will take place at 1:30 p.m., on First Street near NAPA. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. No entry form or fee is required, however if the entry includes animals, please contact the chamber for additional information.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-8698.
Grand Lake Christmas Light Boat Parade
The Grand Lake Christmas Light Boat Parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Cherokee Courtesy Docks at 3 p.m.
Boats will be on display at the Cherokee Yacht club until approximately 5:30 p.m., when the boats leave the dock, travel to Pensacola Dam and back along the shorelines of South Grand Lake to Duck Creek.
For more information, or to register a vessel for the parade, persons interested may call 918-782-2628. The event is sponsored by the staff of Cherokee & Arrowhead Yacht Clubs.
Saturday, Dec. 16
Afton Christmas Parade
The Afton Christmas Parade "North Pole Come to Afton" will take place beginning at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, in Afton.
Line-up begins at 4 p.m., at Afton High School. The parade has five categories: band, spirit team/cheer/dance, decorated vehicle, float and equestrian team. Entry forms may be picked up at Afton City Hall.
At the conclusion of the parade at 6 p.m., Santa Claus will meet with children at the park for a picture session. At 6:30 p.m., the lighting of the town Christmas tree will take place. That includes hot chocolate, coffee and treats for all.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-533-4902 or 918-533-1063.
Colcord Christmas Parade
The annual Colcord Christmas Parade will take place at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, in Colcord.
Participants are asked to line up by 5 p.m., at the Community Center - located next to the High School Football Stadium. The parade has a general Christmas theme. Participants are asked to incorporate lights.
There's no fee to participate. Simply show up at the line up. For more information, persons interested may call Connie Amos at 479-238-5079 or Darbi Clark at 479-238-5155.