Anyone looking for Christmas spirit need look no further than Saturday, December 11, 2010, the date of the 2010 Cox Pensacola Christmas Parade. Applications are now being accepted for groups, floats and marching bands to participate in the festivities and may be found on the parade’s website, www.CoxPensacolaChristmasParade.org. Parade applications and entry fees must be received no later than November 26. Groups who paid entry fees for the 2009 parade will only pay half price for a 2010 parade entry.
Organizers expect this year’s parade to feature more than 50 floats with unique holiday themes and 40 marching units. The annual parade, which draws over 50,000 people to downtown Pensacola, begins at 5:15 pm and will be televised live on WKRG-TV5. The Christmas Parade also includes local bands from every high school in Escambia County, the nationally renowned Blue Angels flight team, groups from around the region, and as far away as Houston and New Orleans.
The Cox Pensacola Christmas Parade profits go to local high school band booster organizations to assist in the purchasing of uniforms and equipment and funding of travel expenses.
For more information on the Cox Pensacola Christmas Parade, to download an application or to view the parade route, please visit the parade website at www.CoxPensacolaChristmasParade.org.