Thank You for a Successful Christmas Parade of Lights

Published 11:56 am Friday, December 15, 2023

The Christmas Parade of Lights “Merry Melodies” turned out to be a fantastic night with clear skies and an amazing crowd packed onto Washington Street. Main Street would like to extend a wholehearted thank you to our community who enthusiastically supported the Christmas Parade and made this annual event a huge success.

First, we would like to thank the City of Vicksburg’s Landscaping Department, TheParks & Recreation Department and Building Maintenance for getting our downtown all spruced up for the parade and all of our holiday events. We would like to recognize and thank our Grand Marshal, Timmie Fedell of Michel’s Music for her participation and enthusiasm. We had a full line up of local non-profit organizations, businesses, churches, clubs, pageant queens, classic cars, jeeps and of course, plenty of bands. These organizations took time out of their busy schedules to provide our community with a beautiful Christmas Parade.

The winners of this years parade are as follows:

  • Best in Show- ElectroMechanical Solutions Inc Vicksburg MS
  • Best in Business- GI Associates,
  • Best Non Profit – Mississippi Unity in the Arts
  • Best Theme – Medical Associates-Vicksburg
  • Best Civic Club – Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg, MS
  • Best Rec. Club – Vicksburg Jeepers
  • Merriest Melody Award – Southern Eye Care ofVicksburg
  • Most Original – South Park Elementary School
  • Most  Enthusiastic – Vicksburg High School Back to Excellence Band.

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We would also like to thank a few people with the City who were instrumental in the success of this years parade: T.V. 23, Vicksburg Daily News and The Vicksburg Post for their coverage of the parade, the Vicksburg Police Department, Traffic Department and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department for the co-operative spirit in keeping everyone safe. A special thanks to Steve Barber for letting us borrow his Corvette convertible for the Grand Marshal to ride in during the parade. We would also like to give a special thanks to Dean Anderson, Rick Daughtry, Rebecca Sigh, Margie Alexander and Cederick Hall for volunteering their time to help us pull it all together. Lastly, we would like to thank the City of Vicksburg, our line up crew, judges, Vicksburg Warren County and City Fire Departments and Santa & Mrs. Claus.

Thank you to all who participated in the 2023 Christmas Parade of Lights and to the ones that attended to support the parade. The Christmas Parade brings the spirit of Christmas to our downtown, and Main Street is proud to be a part of it.

We will see you at the 2024 Downtown Christmas Parade of Lights!

Thank you,

Kim Hopkins

Executive Director

Vicksburg Main Street Association