"I hope everyone comes out and enjoys the festive cheer of Christmas," said coordinator Jeremiah Schartz. "It's a good time and a fun way to kick off the holidays." The Atkinson Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to decorate vehicles, floats, horses or wagons to help bring Santa Claus to town. Santa, escorted by the Atkinson Fire and Rescue members, will follow the parade and will make a stop on Main Square to hand out treats to all the children. Be careful though, the Grinch may be on the prowl.