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Date announced for 2012 Tulsa Christmas Parade
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Date announced for 2012 Tulsa Christmas Parade

Date announced for 2012 Tulsa Christmas Parade
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Two parades, two locations, two names-one time

Date announced for 2012 Tulsa Christmas Parade

The organizers of the Tulsa Christmas Parade, first staged last year because the downtown parade doesn't have the word Christmas in its title, has announced the date for this year's event.

The parade will be held this year on December 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Once again, it will take place at the Tulsa Hills Shopping Center at Highway 75 and W. 71st Street.

They have filed for a parade permit.

It will be up to the Tulsa City Council to decide whether to issue the permit.

Eddie Huff is vice president of the Tulsa Christmas Parade Board.

He tells KRMG there will be a limited number of applications accepted.

They will have 75 entries this year, a number they agreed upon after consulting with the Tulsa Police Department and the shopping center.

Last year they had about 110 entries, which proved to be logistically difficult and made the parade last about 90 minutes.

They plan to stage this year's parade in about an hour, Huff says.

All floats and entries must pertain to Christmas or Hannukah, he added.

They do not recognize Kwanzaa, Ramadan or any winter solstice-related holidays.

The Holiday Parade of Lights downtown will also take place on December 8, but Huff says they didn't deliberately schedule it on the same day to compete with the other parade.

"Tulsa Hills did not want us to move it a week further, because then we're only one week from Christmas and we didn't want to interfere with their shopping season, and if you do it a week earlier it's right on the heels of Thanksgiving, it's more of a Thanksgiving  than a Christmas parade."

"We really, seriously looked at other options in order to accomodate everyone," he added, but the December 8th date just turned out to be the best for all involved.

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