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Parade on Dec. 2, Christmas in Park set Dec. 3
Caitlin Kenney 1
The Illuminated Christmas Parade last year in downtown Hinesville featured Olaf from "Frozen" and other favorite holiday characters like the Grinch and Santa Claus. - photo by Cailtin Kenney

December kicks off in downtown Hinesville with two Christmas events sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The 20th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade will be on Friday, Dec. 2, through downtown beginning at 6:30 p.m. The parade showcases businesses, groups and organizations from all over the area. This event has previously attracted more than 15,000 spectators and is televised as well as live streamed on WTOC.

Spectators are welcome to bring chairs to sit and enjoy the lighted floats and performances.

This year’s route will be different, but spectators can still sit in their favorite spots and see the parade. If you have an interest in the specific route be sure to check the Liberty Chamber Facebook for a map soon.

The deadline to register a float or marching group is Nov. 25. It costs $70, plus $25 for an additional unit fee. No registrations will be accepted after that.

Christmas in the Park
The 10th annual Christmas in the Park will be the next day, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind the Main Street shops, downtown. It is free and open to the public.

Booth slots are still open for food and merchandise vendors, and nonprofits. Booth space is free for nonprofits that offer the community a free activity. Vendor booths cost $25 for Chamber members and $35 for others. Registration is open until all slots are filled.

For more information about either event or to find registration forms, call the Chamber at 368-4445 or go to the Christmas events 2016 page at

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