Lawrence Old Fashioned Christmas ParadeWith a blend of Currier and Ives, Norman Rockwell, the expansive history of the American West and Christmas rolled into one, the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade kicks off its 21st season on Saturday, Dec. 7, starting at 11 a.m. in downtown Lawrence.

This must-see Christmas parade, named by USA Today as one of the top 10 great places to put a spin on Christmas, is the only exclusively “horse” parade in the Midwest and one of very few throughout the United States.  It kicks off the holiday season in Lawrence with exclusively authentic horse-drawn carriages and even a stagecoach. Cozy up with hot cocoa and blankets, and feel the true holiday spirit while watching dozens of beautiful horses and wagons adorned in garland and bells. Join us to celebrate our American heritage and keep our traditions alive this holiday season.

Lawrence Central Rotary volunteers will be distributing flyers describing the entries before the parade next Saturday morning.  Come and say hello, then enjoy the holiday spirit on Mass Street—one of the things that is so great about Lawrence!