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Xmas Parade Marks 25 Years

Christmas Parade

It will begin to look a lot like Christmas and the festive cheer is about to increase with the 25th Annual Christmas Parade set to take over the streets of Rockhampton this month.

The parade, organised by Cancer Council Queensland and Stockland Rockhampton, will be held on Thursday, November 21, with up to 60 floats expected.

The parade will start from Bridge Street at 5pm and travel along Musgrave Street before finishing at Stockland Rockhampton Shopping Centre at 7pm with a Christmas concert.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan called on local businesses, schools, community groups, and recreational clubs to get involved in the festivities by registering a float. 

“Rockhampton’s Annual Christmas Parade has become a favourite on the social calendar for many locals,” Ms McMillan said.

“To celebrate its 25th year, we encourage all local businesses, schools, and groups to get involved and help us raise funds, so we can be there for all Queenslanders affected by cancer every minute, every hour, every day.

“Christmas time is all about spreading joy and love, which is why the Christmas Parade has become so special amongst the Rockhampton community over the past 25 years. 

Stockland Rockhampton Centre Manager Elysia Billingham said the shopping centre was thrilled to be a part of the parade.

“We are proud to once again be partnering with Cancer Council Queensland to organise Rockhampton’s Annual Christmas Parade,” she said.

“This fantastic family event is a great opportunity for the community to come together and support each other through raising much-needed funds for Cancer Council Queensland. 

To register a float, visit: https://cancerqld.org.au/be-involved/fundraise/rockhampton-annual-christmas-parade/

There will be prizes up for grabs for the Best Float overall, and the Best Float in the three available categories – business, schools and kindergartens and community groups and not-for-profits.

Funds raised from registration fees for the Christmas Parade will go towards Cancer Council Queensland’s work in cancer research, prevention programs and support services. 

Float registrations close 5pm Monday 18 November.

For more information about Cancer Council Queensland, visit cancerqld.org.au, or call 13 11 20 or information or support.