The Holidays are just 6 months away! The ORLANDO CITRUS PARADE is coming to downtown Orlando on Dece
The event will be supporting the Give Kids The World Village
Downtown Parade to Kick Off at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 29th
Orlando, Florida (July 24, 2018) – Florida Citrus Sports in association with Parades R Us and JM Best Entertainment is proud to announce the All-New Orlando Citrus Parade. It has grown to become one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation, an annual tradition that occurs each year between the Camping World Bowl and the Citrus Bowl.
For the first time, the Orlando Citrus Parade is supporting the Give Kids The World Village, the Central Florida based nonprofit resort for critically ill kids.
In addition to its signature citrus floats made of tangerines, grapefruits and oranges, the parade will feature celebrities, large-scale parade floats, local celebrities as Honorary Grand Marshals (hometown heroes), spirited high school marching bands from across the nation, participating bowl game college marching bands, balloons, local performing groups, specialty units and other exciting performances. Upwards of 3,000 participants take part in the event.
The 2018 grand marshals, performing groups and celebrities will be announced later this year.
As it makes its way through downtown Orlando, the parade will air live in the Orlando market on WFTV. It will also air nationally as a one-hour syndicated show, “Florida’s Winter Celebration from Orlando,” for the months of January and February.
“The Orlando Citrus Parade has been a part of our community for more than 35 years, bringing families and football fans from all across Central Florida into the heart of downtown for one of the city’s most unique annual events,” Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan said. “We are excited and honored to partner with Give Kids the World Village in support of such an extraordinary cause.”
This year’s parade will support Give Kids The World Village – an 84-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort in Central Florida. At the Village, children with critical illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free vacations.
Since its founding in 1986, Give Kids The World has served more than 165,000 families from all 50 states and more than 75 foreign countries. At Give Kids The World – one of the country’s top-rated charities – no child is ever turned away, and there is never any charge to visiting families.