Higginsville’s annual Christmas celebration will be held this Friday in the downtown. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Terry Ray:

Terry Ray

“We just want to celebrate the holidays. So bring your children, your religious floats, your walking characters, we’ll even put a few horses in the parade if we need to,” said Ray. “But it’s just a time for celebration and giving thanks. Kind of in-between that Thanksgiving holiday and Christmas, we certainly want to give thanks for all of our blessings. So just come on out and show support, and we would love to have you in the parade.”

This year’s rendition of the forty-year tradition gets underway Friday evening.

“It starts at our north end of town, by our Salem United Church of Christ, and it goes south on Main Street until the walking tracks. So it’s about an eight-block parade. It’s usually cold that night, but, by golly, we just bundle up and and we just celebrate the season by coming downtown and looking at our own little plaza, with the outline of our lights on our buildings.”

This year’s theme is “Celebrate Higginsville.” The parade will be held at 6:00 Friday evening.

Registration can be made by contacting the Chamber at 660-584-3030 or through email at chamber@ctcis.net.