OTTAWA — The 24th Annual Welcome Santa Christmas parade will be held Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. in downtown Ottawa. Following the parade, free family activities will take place in the Ottawa Municipal Parking lot located at Main and Oak Streets.

The parade will begin at the corner of Pratt and 4th Street near Water Works Park, proceed south to Main Street, turn west onto Main Street, turn north onto Oak Street, turn east onto 4th Street ending at the Sts. Peter and Paul church parking lot.

The Chamber is now accepting parade entries. Businesses, organizations, churches, schools, athletic teams, public officials, cars, trucks, motorcycles, farm implements, horses and other animals are welcome. There is no theme other than displaying Christmas spirit. Decorated units will be judged during the parade line-up and cash prizes will be awarded to three units showing the most Christmas spirit.

Parade entry forms are available at the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce office, online at or on the Chamber Facebook page. For more information, call 419-523-3141. Entry forms are due by November 17.