Blythewood Christmas Parade canceled

Tree Lighting Set for Sunday, Dec. 6 BLYTHEWOOD – During a special called meeting on Oct. 29, town council voted unanimously to host the town’s annual tree lighting, but voted to cancel this year’s Christmas parade. The vote on the parade was 4-1, with Mayor Bryan Franklin voting against. “I’m a ‘no’ because I really […]

Blythewood’s Christmas parade still in the works

BLYTHEWOOD – With the pandemic and its myriad restrictions and precautions continuing to bear down on the community, Mayor Bryan Franklin is looking for ways to still make the town’s annual Christmas parade happen. “If the state government doesn’t allow us an exception as they’ve done for our other outdoor events, then, of course, that’s […]

Good weather, great parade

BLYHEWOOD – More than a hundred parade entries hand-waved through the streets of downtown Blythewood Sunday afternoon as thousands of children and their parents lined the parade route alternately waving back and collecting lollipops and other sweets from elves and candy walkers. The weather settled into the high 50’s under sunny/shady skies. It was the […]

Faust named BW parade grand marshall

BLYTHEWOOD – After being the cover girl for the October 17 issue of The Voice, Annie Faust, 103, has stepped up her game. Last month she was chosen by the Blythewood Christmas Parade committee to be the Grand Marshall in this year’s parade which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8. “I can’t believe it,” […]

Town tree lighting set for Sunday

Town tree lighting set for Sunday BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Christmas Tree Lighting is set for Sunday, Dec. 1, from 5 – 6 p.m. in the front yard of Town Hall. The Christmas season officially begins in Blythewood with the annual lighting of the town’s Christmas tree. Music will be provided by Vance & Jeannie […]

Christmas parade set for Dec. 8

BLYTHEWOOD – The town’s annual Christmas parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m., rain, snow or shine. The parade is again being organized by members of the Blythewood Knights of Columbus. Entries for parade participants must be submitted by Nov. 30. The entry fee is $30 except for first responders, high school […]

Blythewood Christmas Parade

BLYTHEWOOD – The weather was sunshine and winter crisp, and the crowd was anxiously waiting. Once again, the Blythewood Christmas Parade did not disappoint. With about 75 entries, it lasted more than an hour. Because the parade had to be rescheduled due to weather, some entries were missing. But there were still plenty of firetrucks, […]

Santa gets new sleigh for 2018 parade

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Christmas parade planning and funding are underway. Included in the plan is a float for Santa. Paul Richter, representing the Knights of Columbus, came before Council Tuesday evening to request $8,663 to finance this year’s Christmas parade. That’s about $3,300 more than the group requested last year. Additional funds are needed […]

2017 Blythewood Christmas Parade