PARADE DATE: First Saturday in December
Parade SET-UP TIME: 4:00PM | Parade START TIME: 6:00PM
ENTRY DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15TH
WHAT IS THE ENTRY FORM DEADLINE?
WHAT IS THE MARSHALL NOMINATIONS/SANTA LETTERS DEADLINE?
The same as the Entry deadline
WHAT IS THIS YEAR'S PARADE THEME?
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
You can e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT TIME DOES THE PARADE START?
The parade begins promptly at 5:30pm
WHEN WILL THE LINE UP BE POSTED?
The Line-Up is updated weekly on-line. The final posting will be the morning prior to the parade.
HOW DO I SUBMIT AN ENTRY FORM?
See information on the ENTRY GUIDE | FORMS TAB above.
WHO DO WE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO?
If you are NOT paying electronically from the website, make checks payable to: DBR Charities.
WHAT TIME IS THE LINE UP?
Line up begins at 4:15pm. Please remember that they begin closing the side streets early. The only vehicles allowed in the line-up areas are vehicles entered in the parade. Participants must be dropped off beyond the barriers and must walk to their places. See more information on the STAGING | MAP TAB which appears on the menu under the ENTRY GUIDE | FORMS TAB above.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY ENTRY HAS BEEN RECEIVED??
This website will be updated once a week with the entries that have been received. If additional information is required there will be a note next to the entry noting any additional information need.
WHAT IS THE PARADE ROUTE?
The Parade runs South on Woodland Boulevard from Michigan Avenue to Hubbard Avenue.
WHERE IS THE DISBANDING AREA?
Dignitaries - Turn right onto W. Euclid and proceed to Florida and return to Flagler Hall
Bands, Walking Units, Pets, Wheels and Dolls & Decorated Autos - Turn left on Euclid and proceed to Alabama and turn left or move on to Amelia and OUT OF TRAFFIC. If you plan on stopping to unload children you may do so around the Little League Fields and the Amory. There is ample parking there. If you have parents looking for parking they can also use the parking at Spec Martin Stadium and walk to where they are picking up their children.. If your group also has a float you will stay with your float and follow the disbanding directions for floats.
Floats - Turn left on E. Hubbard and you will be routed to the "Float Drop Off Lot". If you are a Tractor Trailer you will stay on E. Hubbard to unload. There is easy access in and out of this parking lot. There will be a safe and lighted area marked for children to wait for their parents at the SW corner of Hubbard and Alabama. Parking for parents will be at Earl Brown Park, the parking lot at the SE corner of Hubbard and Orange or Spec Martin Stadium. If you do not wish to drop off then proceed out to Amelia.
We suggest that you go check out the area so you can plan in advance where you will be going!
WHAT ARE THE ENTRY CATEGORIES?
- Band - Musical entry
- Commercial Float - businesses who are entering a decorated float
- Decorated Auto - autos decorated for the holiday no more than 2 autos per entry
- Non-Profit Float - non-profit organizations entering a decorated float
- Pets, Wheels & Dolls - groups with pets, wheels and dolls
- Walking Units both with and without autos
WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR THE ENTRIES?
This year's Entry Fee for each category is listed in the Entry Form.
WHERE IS THE JUDGING STAND LOCATED?
There is no longer a Judging Stand. Judging is done by the public. The online voting doesn't begin until 5:30pm on the night of the parade. The voting is monitored by the Beacon and the results will be published by them.
WHY DO WE HAVE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH ACCURATE VEHICLE LENGTHS AND NUMBER OF PEOPLE FOR BANDS. PETS. WHEELS & DOLLS?
We need accurate size information in order to establish the parade line-up and be sure that there is enough room for everyone.
WHERE DO I FIND THE PARADE RULES?
The rules can be found by clicking on the GUIDES | RULES TAB which appears on the menu under the ENTRY GUIDE | FORMS TAB above.
WHERE ARE THE RESTROOMS IN THE LINE-UP AREA?
There is standard and a handicapped bathroom located at the corner of E. Pennsylvania and the Boulevard. You can also use the bathroom at Elizabeth Hall on the corner of E. Minnesota and the Boulevard.