Santa parade winding through area
Published 12:07 am Tuesday, December 23, 2014
NATCHEZ — Santa Claus will be giving his reindeer the day off Wednesday and traveling the city’s street in a car during the annual Santa Claus Committee Parade.
Santa will toss candy to children and greet those who line the streets, and he will also be stopping along the way for several parties.
The parade will begin at 8:25 a.m. going through the Fatherland subdivision before heading to the Montebello subdivision.
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From Montebello, the parade will travel to the Eastbrook subdivision before heading to the Westover subdivision.
The parade will make its first stop at 9:15 a.m. and continue again at 9:45 a.m. heading to the Dunkerron subdivision. The parade will continue first to the Highland subdivision before arriving at the Trees subdivision before its second stop at 10:25 a.m.
The parade will continue again at 10:45 a.m. and head to the Roselawn subdivision before heading to the Glenwood subdivision.
The parade will then make its way to Braden School at 11:15 a.m.
Santa Claus will then hand out gifts to local children in the auditorium.
The parade will depart from Braden School at noon and take Homochitto Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Street, then travel on Main, Canal and Franklin streets.
The Santa Claus Committee will then stop for lunch at 12:15 p.m. at the Natchez Convention Center.
The committee will leave the convention center at 1 p.m. and head to the Natchez Children’s Home.
The parade will resume at 2 p.m. and will travel to through the Union Street area before heading to Martin Luther King Jr. Street to Wilson Road.
The parade will make its third stop at 2:10 p.m. and depart again 30 minutes later to the Oakland subdivision.
The parade will continue to the Brooklyn subdivision before arriving to the Brookfield subdivision.
The parade will make its final stop at 3:10 p.m.
The Santa Claus Committee got its start in Natchez in 1928, when a group of businessmen decided they wanted to ensure that even the less-fortunate local children have a happy Christmas.
The committee exists only for charitable purposes, and members pay yearly dues to participate in the parade.