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Sip Hot Cocoa During the Parade Tonight

Adorned with decorated streets and glowing parade floats, the City of Douglasville's Magic on Main Street Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting will kick off with a parade starting at 6:30 p.m. on Church Street.

The Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Doulgas Class of 2013 will be fundraising by selling hot cocoa for $1 during the City of Douglasville's Magic on Main Street Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting on Friday.

Adorned with decorated streets and glowing parade floats, the event will kick off with a parade starting at 6:30 p.m. on Church Street.

Sale of Cocoa will be on O'Neal Plaza, from 6 to 9 p.m., and proceeds will go to benefit Douglas County's new CarePlace facility, scheduled to open in 2013.

Following the procession, the magic of Christmas will continue on O'Neal Plaza at 7:15 p.m. with caroling and sweet treats, with local Boy Scouts selling donuts. In addition, children can visit and take a photo with Santa beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event will conclude at 8:15 p.m. with the lighting of the tree on O’Neal Plaza.

The parade takes place at night, and offers float-makers the opportunity to incorporate lighting in their designs for an even more magical experience for children and kids at heart. Santa Claus will greet spectators with a wave and a smile as he leads the parade. The City of Douglasville will be the exclusive presenter of Santa.

“Douglasville's Magic on Main Street Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting is a wonderful holiday event for the whole family!” said Marcia Hampton, Community and Downtown Services Director for the City of Douglasville. “Come on out and bring your family and friends to watch this traditional parade light up the night."

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