The procession featured participants parading through the principal streets of the Tema Metropolis, accompanied by drumming, dancing, a brass band team, and a police escort.
The three-hour float route traversed from the Tema Metropolitan Assembly through Republic Street in Communities 1, 7, and 8, concluding at T-Havanna in Community 9. The theme for this year's December Fest is “Fostering Unity through Culture and Tourism.”
Ms. Sandra Boison, the Director of Culture and Creative Arts at the Centre for National Culture, Tema Metro Office, highlighted the float's purpose in creating awareness about the December Fest and encouraging the metropolis residents' participation.
She acknowledged the challenge of planning the maiden edition within a short period but expressed satisfaction with the outcome.
Ms. Boison emphasized the future prospects of December Fest and hoped for increased support and corporate sponsorship in the coming years.
She credited the CEO of GH Media Schools for significant support and called on philanthropists to join the initiative next year.
Acknowledging the challenges in mobilizing sponsorships due to the short planning period, Ms. Boison thanked the Mayor of Tema for encouragement, the Tema Tourism Development Committee for support, the Ghana Police, Tema General Hospital for health screenings, and the National Ambulance Team for their roles in ensuring a successful event.