The St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce has officially announced the continuation of its Annual Christmas Parade as a morning event, a decision reached after considering community feedback through a recent survey. This beloved celebration, a staple for 60 years and one of Central Florida’s largest and most popular Christmas parades, will once again fill the streets of downtown St. Cloud with its festive spirit, featuring an array of floats, dancers, marching bands, local businesses, singers, community leaders, and the much-anticipated appearance of jolly ol’ Santa Claus.

This decision comes after the Chamber sought the community’s opinion on whether to shift the parade to the evening or keep the longstanding morning schedule. The survey results showed a preference for maintaining the morning time slot, ensuring that the parade remains a daytime event for families and attendees to enjoy.

St. Cloud Chamber President and CEO Dirk Webb expressed his enthusiasm about honoring this long-standing tradition: “We love presenting this decades-long holiday tradition as a gift to our community, and we are thrilled to celebrate the 61st edition this December with all of St. Cloud and Osceola County.”

Mark your calendars for the 61st Annual St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, set to take place at 10 am on December 7th, 2024, in downtown St. Cloud. This event promises to continue its legacy as a festive gathering on the first Saturday in December that brings joy and celebration to the heart of the community during the holiday season.