Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation

Santa Claus Is Coming to Hoptown!

Santa will be cruising throughout Hoptown this Sunday, courtesy of Hopkinsville Fire Department, with additional escort from the Hopkinsville Police Department! Santa will be hitting the streets of Main Station Downtown, Skyline Drive, and Indian Hills/Canton Pike.
Follow Santa on GPS at hoptownrec.com. Street by street turns are on the map on the Parks and Rec webpage. GPS seen online will be about 3-5 minutes behind so plan accordingly to be in position to see Santa. Santa will be in the front passenger seat of the Fire Department truck, so check the route for your area to determine what side of the road he we be on your street.

HES Hopkinsville Christmas Parade

Join us in Downtown Hopkinsville for the 2022 Christmas Parade! Our parade theme is “It’s a Kid’s Christmas,” and our Grand Marshal is Terrence Davis, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Hopkinsville-Christian County.
The parade lineup welcomes floats, bands, businesses, clubs and golf carts that turn downtown into a brilliant display of sound and lights.
Parade registration forms are available online, in person at the Thomas Street Rec Center at 2660 Thomas Street, or call the Parks and Recreation office at 270-887-4290.
FLOAT Entry Form + Rules:
NON-FLOAT Entry Form + Rules:
The deadline for Christmas Parade float registration is Friday, Nov. 18. The cost to enter a float into the parade is $20 and a new toy.
Traditional display units and Christmas-themed floats will be joined once again by holiday decorated golf carts. The popular Golf Cart Division allows for entries that are less costly or time-consuming to put together. Cash prizes will be presented for the traditional float divisions and golf carts. WKDZ/WHVO radio sponsors the “People’s Choice Award,” presented to the most popular float as voted on by the public.

Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT! Join us on December 9th as we come together to officially kick off the holiday season! We’ll have a short ceremony with remarks from local leaders and holiday music, to be followed by the countdown and lighting of the tree in Founders Square.
The ceremony will also be streamed live on Facebook.