2012 Christmas parades on Saturday: Tulsa, Owasso, Collinsville, Sapulpa

TULSA - Seventy-six trombones and a-hundred-and-ten cornets will likely not be leading any of the Green County's many Christmas parades this Saturday, but Santas a-plenty, school bands playing Christmas favorites, floats decked with lights and banners waving will be sure to spread the season's cheer.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Owasso is it's Christmas parade themed "A very Disney Christmas" and set to start its course down Main Street at 2nd Street.

Featured in the parade will 70 entries, among them being clowns, Santa's sleigh and 2NEWS Meteorologist Brittany Rainey.

2NEWS Reporter Marla Carter will help to spread the Christmas spirit in the Collinsville Christmas Parade set to begin at 11 a.m. The parade route is from 15th Street at Main then heading east to Fifth Street.

Organizers for the Tulsa Christmas Parade at Tulsa Hills are expecting ten of thousands of spectators for their procession set to begin at 6 p.m. at the the Tulsa Hills Shopping Center.

Among the parade's 75 entrants – by variety of churches, organizations and businesses – will be 2NEWS Anchors Russ McCaskey and Karen Larsen.

The parade of lights will head from the shopping center located at the corner of Olympia Ave. and 71st to 81st. Due to the crowds of possibly 20,000 people and limited parking, the event will be offering shuttle service from the Maybee Center beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Tulsa Holiday Parade of Lights beginning at 6 p.m. in downtown Tulsa will feature marching bands, a variety of floats and of course an appearance by Santa.

Among the parade's 66 entrants will be the Santa's elves, the parade's first ever Hannukah float, the Islamic Society of Tulsa's Earth balloon and 2NEWS Chief Meteorologist Dan Threlkeld in the Storm Chaser.

Starting at 4th and Elgin and traveling downtown on Denver Avenue to Winterfest near the BOK Center, the parade will end with a fireworks display.

The Sapulpa Christmas Parade to kick off at 6 p.m. on Main Street will feature 83 entries appearance by Father Christmas who will be riding a fire truck.

Speaking of fire trucks, one of the chief attractions will be the Sapulpa Firefighter Ladder Brigade which, weather permitting, will put on a show of firefighters climbing up a ladder, doing such feats as handstands and then sliding down the other side, according to parade organizers.

Also featured in the parade will be 2NEWS Anchors Justin Wilfon and Deana Silk.

The parade is 2.5 miles long and will end at the high school.

A list of more Tulsa-area parades can be found here. If you're reading this story on your phone click this link http://bit.ly/moreparades

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