BUCHANAN – The Buchanan Christmas Parade begins Saturday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m.

For more than six decades, hundreds of townsfolk and visitors have lined Buchanan’s Main Street cheering floats, marching units and bands as they announce the arrival of the Christmas Season.

This year’s parade features the award-winning James River High School Marching Band, a Scottish bagpipe band known as War Pipe, dozens of marching units and floats prepared by area churches and civic organizations as well as antique autos, clowns and horses and honored guest, old St. Nick.

Line up begins at 3 p.m. on Main Street near the Groendyk plant. To enter or for more information, call the Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program at 254-1212.