3pm: DON'T forget your cameras or smart phones when you head to the Christmas Parade this afternoon. Action kicks off at 5.30pm.

Rudolph the reindeer is getting 'reddy' for today's parade, which will run along Musgrave St, from the bottom of the old Fitzroy River Bridge, up to Stocklands Rockhampton.

The Bulletin is asking readers to take photos of their favourite float and submit via the Share a Photo function on the website or posting on The Bulletin's facebook page.

Wednesday: AFTER last week's rain deluge leading to the annual Christmas Parade being postponed, organisers are rubbing their hands together with excitement ahead of tomorrow's attempt to hold the parade.

The Rockhampton Christmas Parade will brighten up the streets with lights and festivities tomorrow night when over 40 floats bring Christmas cheer to town to raise funds for cancer research and support.

The Bulletin would love to see reader's photographs of their favourite float in the parade. Simply take the photograph and submit via the Share a Photo tool on our website or post it on our Facebook wall. A gallery will be created online on Friday.

The Christmas Parade, organised by Cancer Council Queensland and Stockland Rockhampton, will be held on from 5.30pm.

The parade will kick-start from 5.30pm at the Rockhampton Cricket Grounds and travel to Stockland Rockhampton via Musgrave Street.

Cancer Council Queensland Fundraising Coordinator Jessica O'Neill invited the media and the community to the much-anticipated event and to take part in the festivities while supporting a worthwhile cause.

"We have a great line-up of floats entering this year so it's going to be a fabulous night out celebrating the lead up to Christmas!" Ms O'Neill said.

"Everyone who participates in the Christmas parade - whether it's by entering a float or supporting those who have - makes a vital difference in the lives of Queenslanders affected by cancer."

All profits raised on the day will support Cancer Council Queensland's vital work in cancer research, patient support services and prevention and early detection programs.

More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available at www.cancerqld.org.au or via Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.
 



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