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Tulsa Christmas Parade earns international recognition

Posted at 5:59 PM, Nov 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-07 18:59:03-05

TULSA, Okla. — This year's Tulsa Christmas Parade has the official stamp of approval from the International Festival and Event Association. The annual parade earned the recognition as a "top event in the world."

Organizers said the last event to earn this distinction was in South Korea.

“This isn’t an award for a parade,” said Paul Ross, one of the organizers of the 93rd annual Tulsa Christmas Parade. "This is an award for an event on the world stage."

With that in mind, parade organizers said they have some surprises planned for this year's parade.

“Our goal this year is to do what we’ve done before but then take it to next level," Ross said. "Take it to the next level in terms entertainment, more bands, more floats, more balloons and we have a couple of surprises that will be happening this December 14."

The theme for this year's parade is “Rocking Around Tulsa Town." The parade planning committee said they are still looking for more bands, music groups, and floats. They will be accepting entries until December 1. To sign up and get more information about the celebration click here.

The Tulsa Christmas Parade kicks off December 14 in Downtown Tulsa at 1p.m. with the 2nd nnual block party to follow.

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