Greenville’s made-over downtown will be a major part of the spectacle Dec. 2 when the town’s annual Christmas parade rolls down Main Street.

Sponsored by the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, the parade that has been going on for about 60 years will wind through the downtown area, said Doug Riley, the chamber’s executive director.

The parade begins at 5 p.m. at Riverside Park, then follows Shenango Street, Water Street and Main Street. Numerous groups, including local high schools, churches, service clubs and businesses, have already signed up, Riley said. Spectators are expected to line Main Street as they have in past years.

Greenville’s downtown streetscape project will be showcased during the parade. New light poles will be shining and covered with garland and tiny white lights.

The chamber has been collecting money to decorate the 15 poles, which cost about $150 each to wrap in the pre-lit garland. Donations are still being accepted.

Central Park in Greenville is decorated with about 25 artificial Christmas trees, courtesy of the Greenville Area Preservation Association.

Anyone who wants to march in the parade must register by Friday with the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce by calling 724-588-7150. The chamber is also taking donations to decorate the light poles.

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