Port St. Joe Christmas parade to take place Saturday

The Port St. Joe community will hold their annual Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. EST on Reid Avenue in  Downtown Port St. Joe.

Admission is free to all. Those who arrive early are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets along with them.

City Clerk Charlotte Pierce said that over 100 groups had signed up to participate and that she expected this to be one of the largest Christmas parades in the town’s history.

Judging of the floats will begin in the staging area at 5 p.m., and there will be awards presented in four categories: schools and non-profit, family and friends, business, and faith-based.

Immediately following the parade, visitors will be able to take photos with Santa in the gazebo outside City Hall.

The city has asked that to maintain safety, candy not be thrown from floats or vehicles. However, it may be passed out by walkers in the parade. The city has also brought on volunteers to try to ensure parade-watchers remain safe.

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper NonDoc.com during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

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