The Numeric Hometown Holiday Parade Welcoming Santa to Downtown Kennewick is happening Saturday, December 7th. Besides the parade, there will be activities and plenty of holiday cheer to spread.

Here's the full press release and link to enter your holiday float for the parade:

Floats wanted for Santa’s arrival parade [Kennewick, Wash] – Now is the time to start assembling holiday-themed floats for the Numerica Hometown Holiday Parade, welcoming Santa to downtown Kennewick on Saturday, December 7. More than 5,000 people are expected to line the Kennewick Avenue parade route to celebrate Santa’s arrival, participate in Claus Plaza activities and shop local merchants.

Numerica Credit Union will award a $250 gift card to the best float design and $100 to the most inspired second-place entry. Organizations, businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate. Entry is free and applications are due Monday, November 25th.

“People had a blast last year and love the nostalgic feeling they get when they see all of those kids waiting to see Santa,” said Brandon Lange, Recreation, Facility and Marketing Supervisor at the City of Kennewick. “It’s an opportunity for kids, families and our community to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, and be entertained by creative and festive floats, musicians and performers.”

Floats and participants congregate at 9:30am on December 7 for the 10:30-11am parade