The City of Sallisaw is gearing up for the Christmas season with plans for festive events that are sure to warm the hearts of both children and adults.
On Thursday, Nov. 19, around 6 p.m., Salllisaw Mayor Ernie Martens will flip the switch that will power up the city’s spectacular Christmas light show. There will be no singing groups at the show this year, and Santa will only make a brief appearance, but the new lights the city has put in this year make this “a great time to show off our community,” Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Marty Green said.
The city’s annual parade will begin at 6:30 Saturday, Dec. 12. The theme of the parade is “Red, White and Blue,” or “All-American Christmas.”
“We are really excited about the opportunity to be a community and be safe at the same time,” Green said.
Those who want to enter floats in the parade can download forms on the chamber’s website or pick up the forms at the chamber office. There will be no throwing of candy this year because of COVID-19 concerns.
A concert at the Pocket Park will follow the parade.
Don’t forget the door decorating contest at local businesses! Entries are due by Dec.7. The theme has yet to be announced so keep checking the chamber’s webpage. Cash prizes will be available and the contest judges will be members of the leadership class.