The Metropolis Christmas parade is back on the calendar. After being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce committee has set the event for 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.

This will be the Chamber’s 73rd year hosting the annual celebration. This year’s theme is “Christmas at the Movies.”

The parade will begin at Third and Ferry streets, coming up Ferry Street, turning left on Fifth Street, going around Superman Square and ending at Ninth and Market streets. The Chamber committee encourages attendees practice social distancing and wear masks.

The Chamber committee has established the following guidelines for the parade and judging:

• Every unit must be decorated using this year’s theme.

• Participants must be in place by 2:15 p.m.

• The Metropolis Rotary Club is the only unit allowed to have a Santa Claus and will be positioned at the end of the parade.

• All entries must be child/family friendly. No weapons, real or fake, will be allowed.

The application to enter a float is available at the Chamber office at 516 Market St. from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or at the site or on the Chamber’s Facebook page.

The application deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 24.

The alternate date in case of rain is Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3:30 p.m.

For information, contact the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714.

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