Dec 1, 2013 • 3 pm • Little Debbie Parkway & Apison Pike

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The annual Ooltewah-Collegedale Spirit of Christmas Parade is just around the corner! Be sure to join us on Little Debbie Parkway & Apison Pike on Sunday, December 1 at 3pm!

The parade begins on Little Debbie Parkway at the intersection of Jac Cate Road and heads south to Apison Pike. The route continues east on Apison Pike and then turns north onto Ooltewah-Ringgold Road, ending at Ooltewah Middle School.

To watch the parade, be sure to arrive early, so you can get a great spot along the road. And keep an eye on your children as they are grabbing candy, etc. Let's keep this a safe and fun event for the whole family and the whole community!

Of course, we would love for you to be in the parade, or volunteer to help with organizing it!

2013 Parade Route

2013 Parade Route Map

Participate in the Parade

All businesses, clubs, groups, and organizations are welcome to enter* the Spirit of Christmas Parade. Simply submit your application and $25 entry fee** to the Samaritan Center or to Steve Ray's Midnite Oil by November 30.

Click here to view entry info and a detailed route map. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the Samaritan Center or Steve Ray's Midnite Oil or call Linda at 423-238-7777, ext. 20.

How to Enter: Fill out the entry form online or print your entry application and bring it into the Samaritan Center or Midnite Oil in Ooltewah.

*The Samaritan Center reserves the right to refuse any entrant that does not meet our standards for family entertainment.
**All fees and sponsorship gifts support the mission of the Samaritan Center.

Volunteer at the Parade

We need a number of people to help with many different aspects of the parade. If you are interested in helping direct participants, clean up, decorate the Samaritan Center truck, or any of the many activities we need help with, please let us know!***

Call Linda at 423-238-7777, ext. 20 or send an e-mail to

***Contacting us for information about volunteering does not mean you are committing. We encourage you to find out more about the opportunities before you make a decision.

Sponsored by the Samaritan Center


Tree Lighting

Dec 1, 2013 • 4:30-6:30 pm • Cambridge Square

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This year the Spirit of Christmas continues with a Tree Lighting at Cambridge Square! Come celebrate with music and performances by several talented community groups as we kick off the Christmas season.

Lupi's and Southern Burger Co. will be open on the square for dinner, and Santa himself will be posing for free pictures with the kids! Wired Coffee, Cambridge Square's newest tenant, will be there handing out FREE coffee to keep you warm. Ooltewah United Methodist Church will provide the desserts: FREE Little Debbie cakes donated by McKee Foods!

The celebration kicks off when the parade ends (around 4:30) and will end with the lighting of the community Christmas Tree!

Featured Community Talent

  • Red Hots Dance Team
  • inSpirit Community Men's Choir
  • Ooltewah High School Choir
  • Lifted Worship Band
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Contact Us

Contact for the Parade

The Samaritan Center
Spirit of Christmas Parade
9231 Lee Highway
Ooltewah, TN 37363

tel: 423-238-7777 ext. 20
fax: 423-238-7766

Contact for the Tree Lighting

Ooltewah United Methodist Church
6131 Relocation Way
Ooltewah, TN 37363

tel: 423-238-9216

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Click here for the parade entry form