The Sapulpa Christmas Parade is our town’s longest-running event, and when you experience it, it’s not hard to see why. Each year seems to gain more attention, more fun and more floats, and this year will be the best yet. Here’s all the information you need to know about what to expect.
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What’s the theme this year?
The theme for this year’s Christmas parade is “A Cowboy Christmas.” What does this mean? I think it means that if Little Bit of Country has a float, they’ll have a leg up on everyone else. And yes, there is a contest. The best overall entry (to be awarded by official judges) will received a collectible Frankoma Platter. Platters will also be awarded second and third-place winners in multiple categories. The judges have their work cut out for them—we’re expecting over 80 floats this year! I’m looking to expect Santa to be in a cowboy hat and spurs.
When will it start?
Starting time is 6pm, which means parking will start becoming scarce between 5:30-5:45pm. If you have a traditional spot lined up, get there early. If you’re wondering where to get the best view, the most energy and excitement for the parade can be found in downtown Sapulpa on Dewey Street. Several businesses will be open (see our map of which ones below!)
What will the weather be like?
There’s a decent chance it will rain, but bring an umbrella and a poncho, because this parade is happening, rain or shine. By the time parade starts, we might have a bit of rain, but the temperatures will still be 68 degrees, so don’t expect it to be horribly cold but—and I cannot stress this enough—I am not a weatherman. Please come prepared.
Parade Route + Open Businesses
Businesses that have confirmed they’d be open:
- Daylight Donuts (Bryan and Main location)
- The Vintage Rose
- Over Edukated
- Junkin’ Jypsies