The 2013 Spirit of Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting will be held Dec. 1. Each year Ooltewah and Collegedale community clubs, businesses, organizations, horses, and antique cars and tractors parade through town to display their Christmas spirit.
The parade begins at 3 p.m., heading south on Little Debbie Parkway. The route turns onto Apison Pike, then Ooltewah-Ringgold Road,ending up at the Ooltewah Middle School. Call Linda Buckner with any questions at 770.378-7449.
The celebration will continue that evening with a Tree Lighting Celebration at the new Cambridge Square development, beginning at 4:30 p.m. and continuing until dark. Families will enjoy the dining selection from Lupi’s and Southern Burger Company, as well as coffee and free desserts from McKee Foods. Several community acts will perform throughout the evening and a Christmas tree will be lit in the square. Cambridge Square is at the corner of Lee Highway and Ooltewah-Ringgold Road.
The Samaritan Center and Steve Ray of Midnite Oil in Ooltewah are working together to organize the parade. All entry fees and donations will go to support the Center’s ministry to the community. Ooltewah United Methodist Church is working to present the Tree Lighting Celebration. They have worship services on Sundays at 9:30 and 11 a.m., as well as outreach, classes,and events for the community.
More information can be found at www.SpiritOfChristmasTN.com.