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This year's theme: "Christmas In My Hometown"

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GACC Annual Christmas Parade and Lighting Ceremony
November 25, 2023 6:30 p.m.

​The last Saturday of November is a very busy time in Garnett. Chamber members participate in the Small Business Saturday  event with specials and promotions. Then, that night is our Annual Christmas Parade and Downtown Lighting Ceremony. We encourage all businesses to participate and support the Shop Small movement.

There is no place like Christmas in Garnett. Join us on the Downtown Square on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for our Christmas Celebration. Help us countdown the lighting of the square and enjoy the highly anticipated Christmas Parade! Remember to stop by the Fire Station before and after the parade for their annual Chili & Soup Supper! Get your picture taken with Santa at the Fire Station after the parade.

Does your family, organization, church, or business want to participate in the parade? We welcome anyone into our parade for FREE! You do not have to have a float, walkers and car riders are welcome! 

Special THANKS to the following sponsors and volunteers:

The City of Garnett

Garnett Power Plant

Garnett Fire Department

Garnett Police Department

Anderson County Emergency Management

Paula Sjourland

Jason Sjorlund


2023 Grand Marshal

Nominations are due to the Chamber Office by Nov. 3, 2023

THANK YOU supporters

These are some members who go above and beyond for their customers! Support them by shopping local during Small Business Saturday!


Congratulations to Reena Ahring, who won our Name the Parade Contest and received $25 in Chamber Bucks. She will ride with Santa in the 53rd Annual GACC Christmas Parade and Lighting Ceremony.​ Reena is 6 years old and goes to Garnett Elementary School. She is the daughter of Wes and Jena Ahring.

Christmas celebration

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