The parade will be judged, so bust out all your Clark Griswold!
Parade Day Details:
Participants with vehicles and floats
will line up beginning at 4:00 pm in the Valley Village Shopping Center as shown in this map. Please enter the parade line up by turning into the Murphy High and Middle School campus near Lowes on High School Circle and following through behind the shopping center:
As you turn into Valley Village, you will drive behind the shopping center and two lines will be formed:
Floats to the right
All other vehicles in the left lane
There is no specific order, but you will be given a number for judges to identify you. (You must register to be given a number)
Volunteers will check that a fire extinguisher is on all floats with a generator
Port-a-potties will be at each end of the shopping center
will meet in the front parking lot of Murphy Elementary School by 5:30 pm.
Melody Johnson of the Murphy Business Association will be your contact person.
Walkers will be phased into the parade at the front entrance of Murphy Elementary School
A port-a-potty will be in the MES parking lot for Parade Walkers
Please park in the back parking lot behind the school
The Murphy Fire Truck and Santa will be at the end of the parade
Be sure to save candy to throw downtown where a lot of parade-goers will be watching!
Emergency Vehicles: No sirens please.
The parade will end at L&N Depot
Please DO NOT go to the Murphy First Baptist parking lot
Floats may pull off to each side of the road at L&N Depot to park
Murphy Fire & Police Departments will hold traffic between the First United Methodist Church & Nantahala Bank for the Tree Lighting Service.
Once traffic is stopped by the Fire and Police, parade participants may safely walk up to watch the Christmas Tree Lighting at dark
Parade-goers will be able to walk safely on Valley River Ave. and Hiwassee St. to enjoy the Christmas Tree Lighting around 7:00 pm, immediately following the end of the parade at the corner of Tennessee St.
If you have any questions, please contact Becca McNabb here: