2018 Belleview Christmas Parade

On Sunday, December 9, 2018 the Belleview/South Marion Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Belleview Christmas Parade. Parade watchers, as well as those taking part waited to see if the early morning rain would cause the parade to be cancelled.

Even with the uncooperative weather, the parade featured over 50 entries.

The Belleview/South Marion Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the Belleview Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and Marion County Fire Department for getting the parade off to a fantastic start. The Belleview Police Department’s Explorers Color Guard was presented by Explorer Brown, Explorer McPherson, Explorer Jolley, Explorer Karim, Explorer Lacognata, and Explorer Curci.

Local law enforcement from multiple agencies, dignitaries, local politicians, City of Belleview employees, and other honored guests were invited for a luncheon before the start of the parade. Each year food and supplies are donated by local restaurants and businesses. This years food was donated by Brick City Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar, The Mojo Grille and Catering Belleview, Mary’s Place, Pasta Faire, Subway Belleview, Hardee’s Belleview, Todd & Shelly’s Farm Fresh Cafe & Pub, Woody’s Wild Wings, CM PC Repair, Centerstate Bank Belleview, and Community Bank & Trust Belleview.

The Grand Marshall of the 2018 Belleview Christmas Parade was Congressman Daniel Webster. Congressman Daniel Webster was driven in a sleek 1940 Ford Convertible driven by the one and only “Big Daddy” Don Garlits. Senator Dennis Baxley is much appreciated for his continued support of the Belleview/South Marion Chamber of Commerce. We were honored to have City of Belleview Mayor Christine Dobkowski, City of Belleview Commissioner Robert “Bo” Smith, City of Belleview Commissioner Gary Ernst, City of Belleview Commissioner Ronald Livsey, and Marion County Commissioner Michelle Stone. MyVillageFord provided new Ford vehicles for the dignitaries.

Special Guest Santa Claus ended the parade with waves and smiles.  Santa Claus was driven in a horse drawn carriage by Jennifer Schuck of Schuck Equestrian at Diamond Oaks Farm in Anthony, and pulled by Vaidoso, an 18-year-old Lusitano.

The Christmas Parade takes many hours of planning, setting up, and executing the event. The Parade Committee was led by Cristy Shihinski of CM PC Repair and Chester Anderson of E.A.D. Elevations Academy of Dance.

We would also like to give a special thanks to our platinum sponsors:

GraphicTEN Web Design, E.A.D Elevations Academy of Dance, CM PC Repair, Highline Graphix, Letz Get Jumpin LLC, FixIT Tek Belleview, and Patricia Jackson Lepore, CB, EA.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Belleview Christmas Parade!


1st Place: Belleview High School & Middle School

2nd Place: Lake Weir Middle School

3rd Place: Lake Weir High School

Marching Units:

1st Place: Encompass Martial Arts

2nd Place: Belleview High School Air Force JROTC

3rd Place: Spotlight Twirling Academy

Commercial Float:

1st Place: Mojo’s Grille & Catering Belleview

2nd Place: Southeast Milk, Katie the Cow

Marching with Vehicle:

1st Place: The Arts District

2nd Place: Cub Scout Pack #441

3rd Place: St. John/Hope Lutheran Cub Scout Pack #988

Horse Unit:

1st Place: Woodland Mini’s

Non-Commercial Float:

1st Place: MCYFL Peewee Rams & Jr Rattlers

2nd Place: Florida Twirling Academy

3rd Place: Champions for Champions

Motorized Unit:

1st Place: Danny’s Auto Detailing

2nd Place: Good Ole Boys of Belleview

3rd Place: Ghostbuster Car

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated.


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