Enjoy a leisurely drive through the EASD Fairgrounds and the E-town BIC Church Parking Lot to observe holiday themed (Jingle Bell Drive) parade elements along a pre-determined route. The entrance will be the fairgrounds and the exit at the church. There will be fire police to assist in entering and exiting. Everyone will stay in their vehicle and travel through the area at 5 mph or less. We encourage people to decorate their vehicles. Children and adults may also dress in holiday themed costumes if they would like. All local residents around the fairgrounds area are encouraged to display their holiday decorations so that as vehicles are lined up and wait their turn to enter, drivers and passengers have something enjoyable to look at.
We will hand out goodie bags to the first 1,000 vehicles that go through the reverse parade. Santa & Mrs. Claus will be at the end of the route with a letter drop off. So don’t forget to bring your letter to Santa!! If you would like a return letter from Santa, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Here is a Santa Letter that you can use for if you would like.
After the parade, go to our Facebook page and vote on your favorite element. We will have a “Best of Show”, “Best Non-Profit” and “Best Profit” categories to vote on. Winners will receive a trophy.
GEARS will be accepting donations at this event. Cash or venmo payments can be made. Everyone participating this year should drive cautiously, be patient, be courteous and most importantly, ENJOY!
Those who would like to make a donation of treats or decorations should call the Recreation Department at 717-367-0355. The building is closed to the public, but recreation staff can meet people at the door.
Jingle Bell Sponsors
Kris Kringle Sponsor