Hamilton Place Kicks Off The Holiday Season This Weekend

Santa Arrival Parade And 5K Reindeer Dash Take Place Saturday

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Hamilton Place kicks off the holiday season this weekend with festive holiday events including a family friendly 5k followed by the 14th annual Santa Arrival Parade.

REINDEER DASH |  Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Academy Sports + Outdoors
The family oriented run begins and ends at Academy Sports and winds through the 200 acre shopping complex. The run will benefit the Hamilton YMCA Community Support Campaign which funds a number of programs including Y-CAP, a mentoring program for at-risk youth as well as afterschool programs, academic enrichment programs, Youth Leadership Chattanooga and Y memberships.

SANTA ARRIVAL PARADE | Saturday, 11 a.m., Perimeter of the Mall
The 14th annual “Santa Arrival Parade” will begin on the upper level near Sears and end at the Food Court.  Over 50 entrants have signed up to participate in this year’s parade featuring Brainerd High School JROTC, Central High School Band and East Lake Academy Band, Ginger Browns Academy of Performing Arts, Chattanooga Kids on the Block, River City Corvette Car Club and more.  New this year will be a judging area where entrants vie for bragging rights in categories including: Best of Parade, Best High School Band, Community Spirit Award,  Most Holiday Spirit, Best Performance by a dance/chorus group, and Outstanding Commercial Entry. 

SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS KICKOFF | Saturday, 3 p.m., Center Stage
Luther Masingill, the Salvation Army 2012 Honorary Christmas chairman, will lead the festivities.  All are encouraged and welcome to attend the kick off celebrations.  

For more information on these events, please visit HamiltonPlace.com.


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