Christmas Parade

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Monday, December 4th @ 6:00pm

This year's Christmas parade is a Christmas in Toyland, so grab your nutcrackers, trains and drums and sign up to be a part of the fun today! For only $40, your organization will secure a spot in the parade lineup to show off your Christmas cheer. All float entries are due by November 30th and must be paid online through Eventbrite.

To register your float, click here!

Four cash prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Best Decorated Float, Best Walking Unit, Best Animal Unit and Best Decorated Vehicle.

This event will begin promptly at 6:00pm on Monday, December 4th (rain date Monday, December 11th). Floats can begin lining up at 4:30pm and MUST be in place by 5:30pm.

The parade route will begin at 2nd Ave. & Gordon Dr. and end at the Old State Bank.

All proceeds from the event benefit local charities.

If you would like to register after the deadline, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

An email will be sent by Friday, December 1st with your zone assignment.

No refunds. Please remember this is a charity event.


All entrants should keep safety, both for participants and the general public, as their primary concern.

  • No objects are to be thrown by any participant in the parade.

  • The purpose of this parade is to provide enjoyment for the community. Therefore, the Decatur Jaycees maintain the right to refuse entry to any participant who exhibits unruly or unacceptable behavior.

  • No Santa impersonators will be allowed in the parade (only the "real" Santa in his sleigh).

  • There is only one Princess group allowed in the parade, so as to not confuse the children. A princess group has already signed up for 2017. We ask that you not allow anyone in your group to dress up as a princess.

HUGE THANKS to our 2017 sponsors:

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If you'd like to sponsor this year's parade, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!.