The community is invited to attend the Vinita Christmas Parade of Lights hosted by the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, December 7, at 7:00pm. “Hometown Christmas" is this year’s theme. The parade will take place in Downtown Vinita, beginning and ending at South Park. Parade route: north on S. Scraper St., east on W. Illinois Ave., south on S. Wilson St., and west on W. Delaware Ave.
Other holiday festivities for the evening include merchant open houses, live entertainment, and food vendors beginning at 6:00pm. At 6:30pm the VACC will be at 66 Apparel for the first Christmas Bucks drawing of the season. After the parade, Santa will be at Hometown Dodge for pictures with all the good boys and girls.
The Vinita Christmas Parade of Lights has entertained thousands of children and adults year after year as it winds through the historic streets of downtown Vinita. In its early days, when Vinita was a new town, the Christmas parade quickly became an annual tradition that has continued to be a favorite event for generations. With “Hometown Christmas” themed entries, including brightly decorated floats, marching bands, equestrian units, and a cast of magical Christmas characters, Vinita's favorite parade is an event not to be missed.
Parade participants can register online at www.vinita.com or by calling the VACC office at (918) 2546-7133. The deadline is December 4, 2017.
The VACC recognizes and appreciates its Premier Members for their commitment to the organization and Vinita’s business community: Arvest Bank, First National Bank, The Junction Internet, and Oklahoma State Bank. Other sponsors for the Vinita Christmas Parade of Lights include KAMO Power and Park Hills Hotel and RV Park.