It is with heavy heart that I must advise that this year’s Christmas parade is canceled. The parade committee worked tirelessly to host a parade while adapting to these unprecedented times caused by the current pandemic, but alas we have failed. There just simply was not enough time to attain enough entries into the parade to make it worthwhile. We want to thank the city of DeLand, the staff at DeLand high school and all of you that submitted an entry for this year’s parade. We want to assure you that we will be back for an even bigger, better parade for Christmas 2021.

Santa really wants to see all the boys and girls in DeLand this year, and we want to keep everyone safe! Santa really loves seeing all the floats too, so this year we are going to have a drive through parade. Santa’s elves have been working with Mr. Aaron Goldy and Dr. Carr at DeLand high school, and we are going to have the floats parked there, along with Santa and all the boys and girls can have their parents drive them through and experience “A winter wonderland down Mainstreet” (just at the high school this year). We want to see your most magical float to make DeLand a winter wonderland.