It's December, and you know what time it is--it's Christmas time, and what better way than to start off with a Christmas parade?
The City of Mandeville will host its annual Santa Street Parade on Saturday, December 4 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Lakefront. The floats will start rolling at Jackson Street, pass through Lakeshore Drive, and end at the Gazebo. Live music, face painting, a live performance by the Mandeville Elementary School Bell Chorus, the lighting of the Oaks by Mayor Clay Madden, and pictures with Santa will also take place after the parade.
Be sure to stick around at 5:30 p.m. for the lighted boat parade and contest where you can watch festive boats roll by with your loved ones. Be sure to bring your camera!
These events are also part of the city's "Get Wrapped Up in Mandeville" campaign, which supports local businesses and encourages residents and visitors to shop local when purchasing Christmas gifts. If you're planning on sticking to local this year, visit the Trailhead Market on Saturday, December 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, December 18 from 3 to 7 p.m.
The Santa Street Parade will be open to the public. For more information, visit experiencemandeville.org or call 985-624-3147.