The 2011 Lafayette Sonic Christmas Parade Rolls Sunday Dec. 6th
Its that time of year again as Lafayette, along with Sonic, welcomes the old jolly fella back into Lafayette in the Lafayette Sonic Christmas Parade. Yes, Santa Claus is coming to town, and he officially arrives this Sunday, December 6th. As always, it is one of the most anticipated Christmas parades in south Louisiana, and this year will be no exception. Be ready for marching bands, floats, local dignitaries, and yes Santa Claus himself.
The Lafayette Sonic Christmas parade will begin at 1pm this Sunday, December 6th. It all starts at the Jefferson Street underpass in downtown Lafayette and heads towards Vermillion St. Once on Vermillion, the parade then makes its way towards Johnston St. and will remain on Johnston St. up to St Mary. The parade route then turns onto St. Mary and makes its way into the “Oil Center” where it will conclude.
The Sonic floats will be throwing thousands of wooden nickels that can be redeemed for a free Route 44 drink. Kids should bring their letters to Santa to the parade where they will be collected and mailed to the North Pole.
I have always been overly impressed with this particular parade. For one, this is a beautiful parade each and every year, plus the parade seems to always be well thought out. Oh and yes, this Christmas parade is HUGE!! There’s always several sonic floats part of the parade, several local marching bands, and the amount of people into the “spirit” never hurts. If you are looking to get into the Christmas spirit, join us this Sunday afternoon, and be sure to make your “Hot 107-9” signs to catch our attention. See you there!!!