Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

One of Lawrence's great holiday traditions is this weekend- the Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade!

Downtown Lawrence will be filled with horses and carriages and buggies on Saturday, Dec. 3. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at 7th and Massachusetts and heads south.

Something cool this year: the parade was named as one of the top 10 U.S. Christmas celebrations by the website Suite 101. You can read their article here to see what they had to say, along with the other nine celebrations that were selected.

Something else cool this year: Downtown Lawrence Inc. has partnered with Just Food, the local food bank, to place food donation barrels downtown. Anytime you're downtown this season, whether for the parade or to shop, bring non-perishable food items with you to put in the barrels. Some downtown merchants will also have cash donation boxes in their stores.

The Sandbar is proud to be a sponsor of this Lawrence tradition, and we hope you'll make it out on Saturday for the parade!

Like the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade page on Facebook.

Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade on Saturday

Get downtown this Saturday for Lawrence's Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade!

This popular annual event in downtown Lawrence is in its 18th year. It showcases horses, carts and carriages from several states, and the organizers expect about 90 participants this year.

Our very own Friday bartender Phil serves as the parade's chairperson and helps organize the parade every year.

This is one parade we just watch- no ginormous Sandbar creations in this parade. Join us downtown on Saturday! The parade starts at 11 a.m.

Read more about the parade in the LJW.