2012 “THE BLADE 25th Annual Holiday Parade Presented by Taylor Automotive Group”
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Parade Start Time: 10:00 am
THE BLADE, 541 N. Superior Street, Toledo, Ohio 43660.
Mark Peddicord, Marketing Manager, 419.724.6394 or email@example.com
THE BLADE 25th Holiday Parade Presented by Taylor Cadillac is committed to providing a fun, family-friendly Holiday Celebration that enhances the community’s image; helps drive consumer traffic from Northwest, Ohio and Southeast Michigan to downtown Toledo; and provide local businesses with marketing and sales opportunities. The parade theme is “Holidays from Around the World”.
Parade Route: (Map Attached)
Start at corner off N. Summit Street and Jefferson Street
Left onto Jackson Street
Left on to North Huron Street
Ending at One North Huron Street at the intersection of Monroe Street.
Parade Elements (60-70 Units)
• Giant Helium Balloons
• 12 High School Marching Bands plus the University of Toledo Marching Band.
• Distinguished Clown Corp.
• Equestrian Units.
• Specialty Units: Shriners, Dance Teams, Choirs, Ethic Culture Performers.
• Vintage and Unique Vehicles (Cars-Trucks-Motorcycles), plus 24 Seat Train.
• Non-Profit, Police, Fire, Military Organizations
Erik Kynard - Toledo, Native: 2012 Olympic Silver Medal winner in high jump event.
Character Grand Marshals
Buzz Light Year, Woody, and Jesse. Characters from “Toy Story”.
Street Closures and Traffic Control
The streets on and near the parade route will begin to closed off starting 8:00 am. These streets will reopen twenty minutes after the parade has concluded. Please plan accordingly to since a large spectator base/crowd is expected to see the parade live.
Designated handicap parking spaces, entrance close drop off points and special handicap accessible portable
restrooms will be available.
THE BLADE will have both regular and handicap accessible portable restrooms available along the parade route.
The Toledo Fire Department will be providing first aid services along the parade route.
Enjoying the Parade Live
• Dress Warmly.
• Bring folding chairs and/or bring a blanket to set on.
• Camera. Lots of cool photo opportunities.
• Prepare to arrive early.
• There will be several vendors offering refreshments along the parade route.
Kris Kringle Village at the Imagination Station (shortly after the parade)
The Kris Kringle Village will open at noon (closes at 5:00 pm) on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.
• Photo with Santa.
• 30 + Gingerbread Houses by PENTA Career Center Culinary Students on display.
• Christening of Holiday Parade Honorary Elfs.
• Coloring Contest.
• Christmas Science Related Workshops
• Mascots-Grand Marshal
Admission: Children living in Lucas County under 12 years of age are free on Saturday, November 17, 2012. They must be accompanied by an adult (limit two children per adult). Adults will be required to show proof of Lucas County residence in order to admit children free. Kids 3-12 years of age not residence of Lucas County: $7.50. Kids 13 and older $9.50. Seniors 65 and older $8.50. Children 2 and under free. If you have questions regarding admission and activities contact: Imagination Station at: imaginationstationtoledo.org.
The parade will air on a tape delay Thursday, November 22, 2012 at noon on the Buckeye CableSystem
Community Channel 69.