Hamilton Place Announces Winners From Santa Arrival Parade

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hamilton Place announced the participation winners from the 14th Annual Santa Arrival Parade:

Best of Parade – Top Award - East Lake Academy/Band of Wildcats directed by Joshua Allen 

Best High School Band - The Central Sound of Chattanooga (Central High School Marching Band), directed by Angelo Kortyka 

Community Spirit Award (awarded to business) - Ruby Falls

Most Holiday Spirit - Chattanooga Coca-Cola Company with Polar Bear and train 

Best Performance by a dance/chorus group - TADA Dance Academy

Outstanding Commercial Entry - Maricela Rodriguez, DDS - Float with theme "All I want for Christmas is my 2 Front Teeth" 

Honorable mentions: Morning Pointe of Hixson, Chattanooga Humane Educational Society & Ooltewah Middle School Cheerleaders

Each winning group was awarded a $50 Mall Gift Card for Hamilton Place Mall. 


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