Christmas Parade This Evening, Dec. 5; Just A Little Different

The annual Summerville Christmas Parade will go on this year, it will just look a little different.

In light of Covid restrictions and precautions, instead of the traditional parade, Summerville is following in the footsteps of many other towns and doing a Drive-thru, or reverse, parade instead. The parade will be held tomorrow, December 5th from 6-8pm.

The parade route will be different this year as well to accommodate the flow of traffic. The route will begin on University St along Dowdy Park, turning north onto East Washington St. The route will extend to West Washington St, allowing vehicles to loop around at the Summerville United Methodist Church and return back down East Washington St to exit on Economy St. Public Safety staff will be on hand directing the flow of traffic for the event.

As always, Santa will wrap up the parade at the end of the route, excited to wave at all the children riding by to see him.