Santa Claus is coming to Santa Rosa County

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Santa as he makes his appearance at the Jay Christmas Parade in 2011

Published: Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:25 AM.

The Christmas season is upon us, and with it comes some of the most joyous and exciting times of the year. Throw in a Christmas parade here and there, and the holidays become awesome!

In Santa Rosa County there are five towns, cities, and communities that have scheduled Christmas parades as annual affairs, the first of which this year is the Town of Jay. The parade there is scheduled for just after Turkey Day on Nov. 24, beginning at 10 a.m.

There is no theme this year: “Just Christmas,” will do is the answer to that question. The parade will begin and end at the Jay City Hall. It will travel downtown to Alabama Street and take in several city blocks before it returns to Jay City Hall.

December 1 will be a very busy day for parades and parade goers.

The first one locally will kick off at 1 p.m. in Pace.

Pace's Christmas Parade, which is sponsored and organized by the Pace Fire and Rescue Department, will start getting lined up at 11 a.m. at Pace High School.

Those who plan to participate in the parade should bring an unwrapped toy for a boy and a girl.

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