2020 Tulsa Christmas Parade Puts Attendees In Driver’s Seat

Wednesday, December 2nd 2020, 9:31 pm
By: Johnny Resendiz

TULSA, Okla. -

The finishing touches are in the works ahead of the Tulsa Christmas parade. This year, like so many things, the parade will look much different than in years past.

In 2020, viewers will be driving by the parade, instead of it driving by you.

Parade organizers said due to COVID-19, the parade will turn into a drive through experience.

The floats will be parked along Boston Avenue from seventh to third street for everyone to drive by and see. Attendees will be required to stay in their vehicles.

Paul Ross, one of the parade committee members, said he wants the parade to be a way for people to end a negative year on a positive note.

"There's one thing we wanted to bring to Tulsa this year in 2020, and that's joy, love, and peace and that's what we want to bring with the Tulsa Christmas Parade this year," Ross said. 

The Tulsa parade has been going on for 94 straight years. Even after wars, recessions, and now, pandemics, the tradition has kept on. Kevin Burr, another parade committee member, says no matter the obstacle, they want to keep that tradition going.

"There's grandparents and great-grandparents that remember doing this and being a part of it,” Burr said. “Us being able to continue that tradition and that being in the name of peace and joy and Christmas.”