Santa Invites Fannie Watson to Serve as Grand Marshal of Santa's Christmas Parade

November 25, 2019 - Santa Claus recently delivered an invitation to Fannie Watson to serve as Grand Marshal of the 20th annual Santa’s Christmas Parade. The parade, presented by Shelby Savings Bank, will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

Fannie Watson was the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award and was recognized at the annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce awards banquet for her contributions in and around Shelby County which was held on November 7th.

Categories for the 2019, Songs of the Season” themed parade will include Individuals, Schools, Businesses, Churches and Civic Organizations. Parade participants are asked to decorate with lights for the nighttime parade and have audible Christmas music playing. There are applicable rules and considerations for entries with horses. Judges will award cash prizes to the top three places in each category, First $100, Second $50 and Third $25 and the Overall Best in Show Float will receive $250 cash prize.

Parade float entry registration is free and completed applications must be returned to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office by the entry deadline is November 27, 2019. Applications for the parade, vendor space and entry rules are now available at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office located at 100 Courthouse Square, A-101 on the historic downtown Center square or online at

For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or