WELLINGTON HOLIDAY PARADE ANNOUNCES FEATURED CELEBRITY VIP
Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing-Miami Star, Chris Leavitt
WELLINGTON, FL – The organizers of the 31st Annual Wellington Holiday Parade, the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Wellington, announce the 2014 featured celebrity VIP, Chris Leavitt, the star of hit TV show Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing-Miami and local Palm Beach resident. Leavitt’s recent $50 million dollar penthouse listing at Miami Beach’s anticipated ‘Bath Club Estates,’ made national headlines in The Wall Street Journal and his sales for 2014 top $200 million. The series chronicles Leavitt’s life as one of the top brokers in the world and provides international exposure for his record breaking listings. Leavitt has emerged as a global luxury real estate expert and has recently been profiled by top-tier outlets such as Forbes, Success, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.
The Parade will take place on Sunday, December 14. This year’s theme, Peace on Earth, will be on display as parade participants walk the 1.3 miles of the parade route beginning at Wellington Trace and Forest Hill Boulevard. They will walk down Forest Hill and end at Wellington’s Town Center and the Wellington Amphitheater. In an effort to provide a safe procession for the parade, Forest Hill Boulevard will be closed from the north intersection at Wellington Trace to South Shore Boulevard beginning at 2:00 pm. The parade will begin at 2:30pm.
“The Village of Wellington is happy to participate in the annual Wellington Holiday Parade in partnership with Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce,” said Mayor Bob Margolis, Village of Wellington. “The parade is a wonderful opportunity for families in our community to come together and share in the delight of the season. I hope to see everyone there.”
Before the parade begins, Holiday Park will be open to the public and feature exhibitors offering arts and crafts, food, back massages and face painting. Holiday Park takes place at the Wellington Amphitheater and will include music from noon to 2:30pm.
“The day of festivities would not be possible without the invaluable cooperation of the Village of Wellington, the Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Office, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and the generosity of our presenting sponsors, Schumacher Family of Dealerships, Wellington Preservation Coalition, Waste Management and our community partners,” says Wayne Burns, CEO, Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. “We feel so fortunate to have this parade committee, led by Chairman Dennis Witkowski and made up of prominent business leaders who all work tirelessly to provide this annual gift to the community.
Parade Committee Chair, Dennis Witkowski adds, “I urge all parade participants to please get their entries in as quickly as possible because the staging process has begun. This year’s parade promises to be yet another fantastic community event showcasing the high quality of life in Palm Beach County that we all enjoy.”
For groups wishing to participate in the parade or for vendor opportunities, applications can be downloaded from the Chamber’s online calendar at www.CPBChamber.com or by calling (561) 790-6200.
Presenting Sponsors of the Parade:
Wellington Preservation Coalition
Schumacher Family of Dealerships
Presenting Sponsor of Holiday Park:
Community Partners include:
AGTS Insurance Company
City of Greenacres
Everglades Farm Equipment
Hill Audio Visual
JJ Muggs Stadium Grill
Mid Florida Golf Carts
Palm Beach Fire and Rescue
Palm Beach Sherriff’s Office
Primerica Financial Services
Professional Concessions Inc.
South Florida Fairgrounds
Southern Waste Systems
The Center for Bone and Joint
The Mall at Wellington Green
Two Men and a Truck
Valic Financial Advisors
Whole Foods Market
Media Partners include:
Palms West Monthly
The Forum Group
The Palm Beach Post
Wellington The Magazine
Parade Fun Facts:
1.3 Miles of parade route
10 Fire trucks present
25 Horses in parade or working
31 Years parade has been produced
80 Number of volunteers
111 Number of parade entries in 2013
500 Number of musical instruments in parade
2,500 Number of people walking or riding in parade
25,000 Estimated number of spectators
About the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce
The geographic footprint of the Central Palm Beach County Chamber extends from the sugar cane fields near Lake Okeechobee to the coral reefs of the Atlantic Ocean, encompassing 15 municipalities and serving a population of more than 490,000 residents, roughly 36 percent of the population of Palm Beach County. From Cane-to-Coral the communities located within the chamber’s footprint are: Acreage, Atlantis, Belle Glade, Greenacres, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Worth, Lantana, Loxahatchee, Loxahatchee Groves, Manalapan, Palm Springs, Royal Palm Beach, South Palm Beach, Wellington and West Palm Beach. Over 1,000 business members receive benefits through the Chamber’s programs and services. The Chamber also produces marquis events such as Economic Forums and the Wellington Holiday Parade. Visit www.cpbchamber.com.