Selbyville Christmas Parade set to march Dec. 5

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that the 54th Annual Selbyville Christmas Parade, presented by Holly Kia, will take place on Friday, Dec. 5. The public is being invited to come out and celebrate the holiday season starting at 7 p.m.

The parade both starts and finishes on Church Street in downtown Selbyville. Organized by the Chamber in collaboration with the Town, the annual celebration is highlighted with yuletide favorites, including marching bands, fire trucks, antique cars, colorful floats and, of course, a special appearance by Santa Claus.

Children can visit Santa’s House from 5:30 until 7 p.m. before he rides in the parade. In the spirit of giving, Santa’s House will be a collection site for gently used preschool-age books for the Read Aloud Delaware Program.

Mediacom and PNC are supporting sponsors of the parade. Floats will be competing in a variety of categories. The “Overall Dazzler” best-in-show award, sponsored by the Coastal Point, will be chosen by the judges. Also, first-, second- and third-place winners from nine categories will be selected and announced by Alice Bavis from WBOC.

There is no cost to register a float, and any person, group or business can participate in the holiday traditional. In addition, food vendor applications are also being accepted, for a $25 fee. Those who are interested in being part of this year’s parade can find registration forms online at www.bethany-fenwick.org or stop in at the Information Center on Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island. For more information, contact Lauren Weaver, event and member relations manager, at (302) 539-2100, ext. 118.