Date and theme announced for Pickens Christmas Parade

PICKENS — The 2014 City of Pickens Christmas Parade will be held Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “The Doodle Express,” playing off the popular classic “The Polar Express.”

Everyone is encouraged to come early to get a good viewing place, view merchant decorations and sing Christmas carols together. An awards ceremony will follow the parade at the Pickens Amphitheater.

Awards will be given for the parade, as well as the Merchant Decorating Contest. Closing out the night will be a fireworks display from Bruce Field.

Parade rules and entry forms are available online at and, as well as at City Hall and the Pickens Revitalization Association.