Rome Christmas Parade: Passion Play earns ‘best in parade honors;’ a look at all your winners from Tuesday night. Plus: Much more Christmas to come in Northwest Georgia.

Rome Christmas Parade: Passion Play earns ‘best in parade honors;’ a look at all your winners from Tuesday night. Plus: Much more Christmas to come in Northwest Georgia.

A first — Santa with Mrs. Claus as they made their way down Broad Street to light the community tree in front of the City Auditorium on Tuesday — with some help from Tom and Ellie Hamby. Photo courtesy of Randy Quick/Rome Radio Partners.


Here are the winners from Tuesday evening’s Rome Christmas Parade, dubbed “A King is Born” and led by Grand Marshal William S. Davies:

Best in Parade                Rome Passion Play

1        Redmond Regional Medical Center
2        Pridemore & Cox
3        Midian Roofing
4        Floyd College and Career Academy
5        Coosa Valley Credit Union
6        Autism Awareness

1        Hot Shots Cheerleading Center
2        Cub Scout Pack 81
3        West End Elementary
4        Boy Scout Pack 3 and Troop 113
5        Dance Works of Rome
6        Girl Scout Troop 727


Watch the Rome Christmas Parade via Facebook Live right now.

Great photo of Rudolph watching the parade crowd form in downtown Rome earlier Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Lisa West.


And we’re just getting started with Christmas celebrations. Also on the way:


Saturday: Restoration Lindale presents the Christmas in Lindale Parade and annual Star Lighting Ceremony. The parade begins at Park Avenue at 3 p.m. and will travel down to First Baptist Church. Following the parade, There will be an arts and crafts festival at Gilbreath Park from 3-6 p.m. The star lighting ceremony will begin around 5:30 p.m. with reading of names on the star and lighting at 6 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. Expanded background

Dec. 3: City of Summerville Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. The parade theme is “A Small Town Christmas”.

Dec. 6: Cartersville Exchange Club Christmas Parade will be at 6 p.m. Route: The parade begins by turning out of the Tabernacle Baptist parking lot, taking a right onto Church Street bridge, continuing on Church Street until turning left onto Bartow Street, left onto Main Street, left onto Stonewall Street, left onto Church Street, right onto Tennessee Street, left onto Howard Street before making the final turn left onto Douglas Street and returning to the Tabernacle Baptist parking lot. Rain date is December 13. Details:

Dec. 6: The City of Cedartown Christmas Parade will start at 6 p.m. along Main Street. This year’s theme is “Blue Christmas”. Rain date is Friday, Dec. 7.

Dec. 7: The 2018 Rockmart Christmas Parade will be at 6 p.m. and the rain date is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. “O Holy Night” is the theme. Route: Beginning at Hilburn Field parking lot, 815 College St., the parade will continue straight onto College Street before taking a left onto N. Piedmont Avenue. Afterward, the parade will make a right onto E. Elm Street, and then a left onto S. Marble, ending on Slate Street.

Dec. 8: The City of Cave Spring’s annual Christmas Parade will be at 6 p.m. through Downtown Main Street. One of the best places to watch this festive event is on the Square in Downtown Cave Spring
Dec. 13: Calhoun Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas”.



Living Nativity, Fellowship Baptist Church, 314 Burnett Ferry Road, Rome: The Nativity, as known as the manger scene, is a special exhibition depicting the birth of Christ. There will be live animals and our volunteers bringing this special event to life.  There will be free refreshments.  6-8 p.m.


Christmas Back Home featuring Scott Thompson, Brent McDonald and friends. Tour dates: Rome City Auditorium, Dec. 7 and 8; Cedartown Performing Arts Center, Dec. 22, 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. For more

Jared Bradshaw will be performing as Bing Crosby featuring the music of the Andrews Sisters at the Rome City Auditorium on Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. Tickets: $40 per person; click here. or call 800-838-3006. Holiday hits and traditional favorites include “Jingle Bells,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “White Christmas” and others. Jared’s parents live in Rome: Dr. Jim Bradshaw, a retired pastor, and Susan, a retired Coosa Middle School counselor.


The Berry College Choir will perform the traditional Lessons and Carols service at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Berry College Chapel. Directed by Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities Paul Neal and Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music Education Stefanie Cash, this annual festive event features scripture readings, renaissance motets, new compositions and familiar carols such as “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.” All are welcome.

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