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This is our first christmas here and I know there is a parade Thursday! Would love to take my 18 mth daughter but can not find any info on parade location. I know it says 7pm, but where is the parade? what streets and what are the best areas to view from? If anyone has any information please tell me!!! Thank you!
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Here is a map that shows the Lakeland Center and Lemon
The 31st annual Lakeland Christmas parade will be held Thursday.
The parade begins at 7 p.m. with fireworks over Lake Mirror.
The parade will leave The Lakeland Center, head down Lemon Street, then through downtown.
Streets along the parade route will begin closing at 5:30 p.m.
Additional parking will be available after 5 p.m. in downtown parking garages and parking lots.
The parade is sponsored by the city and the Junior League.
If you're unable to attend the live stream, you can watch a live stream at www.theledger.com/pgtv.
great thank you!!
Here's more info at the above link. :)
I would advise that you pick a place along the parade route that you want to sit, and then get your chairs/ blanket, etc out EARLY. I always set mine out around 9am... and there are already so many set out. If you do wait until it is time, you will most likely not get a spot. The Lakeland Christmas Parade is a big deal. :)
I have to agree with Ashley's sentiments, Thanks for adding those, Ashley! I've never been to the Lakeland parade but I've had plenty of people tell me it is super tough to get a seat and your best bet to get one is to put your seats out early in the day. In fact, I ran into a beautiful mom at Marshalls in Lakeland the day this topic posted and she told me then and there she puts camp style chairs out the morning of and she was looking forward to the parade. I hear it worth the effort. I hope that all that decides to go gets good seats and stays warm. :)
Another add, sorry if you all are sick of me dipping in here. :)
If you think it will be too cold or too crowded tonight or just can't make it, you can watch the parade stream live at the Ledger.com. It starts tonight (Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011) at 6:30 p.m.