Downtown Gering Christmas Holiday Parade and Santa's Village

Downtown Gering Christmas Holiday Parade and Santa's Village

GERING MERCHANTS PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:  RaNae Garton, Chairman, Gering Merchants – 308.641.2842

Downtown Gering Christmas Holiday Parade and Santa’s Village are Back in 2021!

(NOVEMBER 9, 2021 - GERING, NE)  After a one-year hiatus, the Gering Merchants Association are proud to announce the Downtown Christmas Holiday Parade and Santa’s Village are back for 2021!

Gering’s popular “Santa’s Village Houses” will illuminate downtown Gering on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the start of the 2021 Gering Christmas Holiday Parade.  The Downtown Christmas Parade is the largest night-time parade event in Gering; the parade route begins at 10th & T Streets and travels south along 10th Street to Santa’s Village in the east parking lot of the Gering Civic Center.

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to get to work on their floats and entries for the 2021 Gering Christmas Holiday Parade on Friday night (day after Thanksgiving); the theme for the 2021 Holiday Parade is “A Taste of Christmas”.  Use your creativity in lights, music and holiday characters to celebrate the holiday and spotlight your business with floats-entries to engage the thousands of spectators that will line the parade route through downtown.  Entering a float will get you two for the price of one; enter the Gering Holiday Parade on Friday night, November 26th and then use your entries again at the Downtown Scottsbluff Holiday Parade on Sunday, November 28th

“For over a decade, the Downtown Christmas Holiday Parade has been one of the community’s most beloved traditions and has lifted the spirits of residents from all walks of life.  After a difficult year and a half, the Gering Merchants are excited that everyone will get to enjoy this holiday tradition once again”, stated RaNae Garton, Chairman of the Gering Merchants.

“Santa” will bring up the rear of the parade and arrive in grand style to officially open “Santa’s Village 2021” in the Civic Center parking lot.  Santa’s Village will have its opening night on Friday after the parade; and will be set-up throughout the Christmas holiday season for activities on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm through December 18th.  Visitors to the Village will enjoy pictures with Santa, touring the Village houses, complimentary hot chocolate, cookies and goodie bags for the kid’s courtesy of local business-organization weekly sponsors and the Gering Merchants.  The Downtown Gering Christmas Holiday Parade and Santa’s Village are sponsored in part by the Gering Keno Committee.

For questions on the Gering Christmas Holiday Parade, Santa’s Village events or to enter your float or group in the parade; contact RaNae at 308-641-2842 or rgarton@ddscb-ne.com