Globe’s Christmas Light Parade and Beard Battle Offer Holiday Traditions

The Globe Downtown Association/Historic Globe Main Street Program once again is pleased to present the Annual Christmas Light Parade a holiday celebration that has been ushering in the Christmas Season for more than two decades.
This year’s theme is “The Music of Christmas.”
The parade takes place on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. but there will be activities throughout the day as well as shuttles in downtown Globe to help ease the traffic of an event that draws upwards of 5,000 people to the heart of Historic Downtown Globe.
“The holidays bring everyone home and that’s one of the great things about this event,” Globe Downtown Association Manager Molly Cornwell said. “We’re working with the City of Globe, but a lot of what happens is totally organic.”
The event will feature live music, the Read On Globe-Miami bookmobile, story time with Mrs. Claus and a whole lot more holiday themed activities appropriate for the whole family. Additionally, the Fourth Annual Broad Street Beard Battle will take place in front of the new location of the Dominion Cutting

The holidays bring everyone home and that’s one of the great things about this event.... A lot of what happens is totally organic.

Co. Hair Salon, hosted by Johnnyd Flores, proprietor of the downtown Globe business.
“The competition is fierce, and we get hirsute visitors from all over the state,” Flores said.
There are more than five categories this year and in addition to the local talent, two different beard organizations from Arizona will participate, including the Canyon State Beard Club abd AzBeards.
The Beard Battle takes place before the parade on the corner of East Mesquite and Broad streets in front of the new location of Dominion Cutting Co., the old Valley National Bank building.
For information, contact Flores at 480-766-2998.
All in all, it will be a fun family event for holiday revelers from throughout the Copper Corridor.
Applications will be available at Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce and The City of Globe in Downtown Globe. The cutoff date for entry is the Friday prior to the parade.
For more information, contact parade co-chairs Willy Thomas at 928-200-5646; JoNell Brantley Thomas, at 602-803-0064, Cornwell at 480-345-7477 or the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts desk at 928-425-0884.