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Jim Thorpe Old Time Christmas Parade to be held Friday night

Published November 29. 2011 05:01PM

The Jim Thorpe Celebration of Light Old Time Christmas Parade will be held at 5:50 p.m. Friday. The parade will march down Broadway to Josiah White Park. For more information, go to

The parade will begin at Immaculate Conception Church on West Broadway, and end at Josiah White Park at the train station.

This year, the parade will be divided into three sections following Dickens "Christmas Carol." The first section will be Christmas Past, with the live Nativity, followed by the angelic choir, then the Dickens characters and a horse-drawn carriage.

The second section will be Christmas Present, with the Grand Marshall, the Jim Thorpe marching band and parade sponsors.

The third section is Christmas Future, with youth groups and organizations performing dance numbers and caroling.

Finally, 'Here comes Santa!" A tree lighting ceremony will follow the parade at 6 p.m. in the park.

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