Annual Crystal River and Inverness Christmas Parades
Lights, Camera, Christmas Magic! The 2023 Crystal River and Inverness Christmas Parade Theme is Christmas Movies!
Prepare to be enchanted as we dive into the captivating world of heartwarming holiday classics, nostalgic cartoons, and fun modern favorites. This year's theme brings together the very best of Christmas magic from the silver screen, inviting you to let your imagination run wild and embrace the spirit of cinematic cheer.
From the timeless wonders of "It's a Wonderful Life" or "A Christmas Carol," nostalgic cartoons like "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Frosty the Snowman,” or fun modern favorites that have captured our hearts in recent years such as "Elf," or "The Polar Express," there's a film for everyone to draw inspiration from.
Mark your calendars for December 2nd at 6PM in Crystal River and December 9th at 12PM in Inverness, as we turn our towns into a real-life Hollywood set. Join us for an unforgettable day filled with laughter, music, and the spirit of Christmas!
Remember, the magic starts with YOU!
We invite all community members, organizations, and businesses to join in the merriment and let their creative juices flow! Now is the time to unleash your inner filmmaker and start designing your show-stopping floats. Build scenes straight out of the movies, transform the streets into a vibrant, twinkling screen, and bring smiles to the faces of all who line the parade route.
Applications for floats are officially open! Whether you're a seasoned participant or a first-time entrant, we welcome all to be part of this joyous celebration. Let's come together as a community to create a magical tapestry of Christmas cinema that will be remembered for years to come.
To View the Parade:
Beginning on HWY 41 near Pizza Hut, the parade will follow the highway toward downtown Inverness ending at Grace Street by Mama's Kuntry Kafe. The parade will then follow Grace Street to Highlands Blvd where it will turn right and end at the entrance to Citrus High School.
Traffic Detour Information:
North and South bound traffic on Main Street from 44 East to Montgomery Avenue will be detoured onto Montgomery Avenue to 44 West and travel west or continue south to West Highlands Blvd and use West Highlands Blvd to 44 East and 41 South.
· Highlands South community can utilize alternate routes to 41 South by utilizing Hill Street and Inverness Blvd and Pleasant Grove Road by utilizing West Arbor Street.
The closure is estimated to last from 11AM to 2PM.