Merry Melrose Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 8, 2018

2018 Parade Theme: Magical Christmas

Parade starts at 10:00 am at Centre Street on SR 26 in Melrose.

Grand Marshal: Kate Ellison

Kate Ellison lives in the woods of Speedville, on the Bradford County side of Melrose. She loves the unique character of our town and the way residents come together to keep it that way. For years, she has been very active in local politics and has been a leader in the local efforts to prevent a phosphate mine that threatens our waters. She is the incoming Vice President of the Melrose Business and Community Association. And we are lucky to have her.
- Joe Rush, MBCA President

Awards for each of four categories:

For details about participating in the parade, please contact Steve Thrift by email at or by phone at: (352) 478-1123

or pick up a pre-printed application at the Ameris Bank in Melrose.

Winners for 2017 (Theme was "Noah's Ark Christmas"):

Winners for 2016 (Theme was "Cosmic Christmas"):

Winners for 2015 (Theme was "A Cartoon Christmas"):

Winners for 2014 (Theme was "The Magic of Melrose"):

Winners for 2013 (Theme was "Furry Friends"):

Many thanks to all who participated last year and those coming this year to see this Annual get-together that helps to make Melrose the special place that it is.

Merry Christmas to All!

MBCA Christmas Party and Dance

5:30p, Friday, December 7, 2018

On the night before the big parade, be sure to catch the festivities at the Mossman Hall, 301 SR 26, Melrose. Food and drinks served at 5:30p, and a contra dance to live music starts at 7:30p.

Annual Melrose Arts & Craft Festival

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Held the same day as the Parade. Don't miss this great festival!
For more information on the Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival, please contact Bob Bird by email at


Revised November 12, 2018