The Villages’ annual Christmas Parade expected to draw big crowd

The Villages 2019 Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at The Villages Polo Fields. The gates will open at 10 a.m. for spectators and the parade will begin at noon.

Golf carts can cross over Buena Vista Boulevard via the roadway at the Southern Trace intersection rather than using the golf cart tunnel. Sumter County sheriff’s deputies will be on location to monitor and assist with traffic control. All vehicles will enter the complex utilizing the north gates. Those arriving for the event are asked to use caution in this area and adhere to all safety measures that event personnel have established to ensure all participants enjoy the event.

There may be some traffic congestion at the Polo Ridge Postal Station during the event hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free shuttle service will be available beginning at 9:15 a.m. from Laurel Manor Recreation Center and Savannah Center. Those attending are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets and be prepared to walk into the polo complex as parking will be limited.

This event is free and open to the public.

If you have any questions, call Lisa Parkyn at 753-1716.