Steubenville Christmas Parade has a new Title Sponsor and a deadline approaching!

The Sights and Sounds of Christmas: Nutcracker Magic Parade will be sponsored this year by Team Automotive Group. The announcement was made at a press conference at the Steubenville Visitor Center on Friday by Judy Bratten and Mary Snyder of the Visitor Center and Justin Teramana from Team Automotive.

“Team Automotive has made a commitment to the community as part of its business plan,” Teramana explained. “We are pleased to be the title sponsor of this very special event during the holiday season.”

“Thanks” to Team Automotive for their support, as well as the additional sponsorship from Trinity Medical System.   It is wonderful that the sponsors appreciate the parade’s importance to the community and wish to ensure it continues. 

There has been considerable interest this year from entrants who have never been in the parade before. It is always nice to have new faces and this also is a good indication that the scope of the parade is broadening.   

There have been quite a number of applications requested which have not yet been returned and we have not yet heard from some of our ‘regular’ participants.  If you or your organization wish to participate in the parade this year, now is the time to act.     It is a major undertaking to organize the parade, to be sure all the units know where to line up, and to prepare the information for broadcasting so we need those entry forms as soon as possible.

The parade will again be televised live by WTOV9/Fox9 and will include bands, dance troupes, floats, all sorts of vehicles, walking groups, animals, and more. There will be prizes for the most creative floats and entries.

The parade will begin at North Street and continue down Fourth Street to South Street. As the grand finale, Santa will come into town in a unique Steel Tanker Sleigh and greet all those along the route.

For application forms and more information call the Visitor Center at 740-283-4935 or email: mary@visitsteubenville.com