Christmas Parade

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RESCHEDULED:

Monday, December 12th @ 6:00pm

Son of a nutcracker, we're excited!

This year's Christmas parade is all about Elf, so don't be a cottonheaded ninnymuggins - sign up to be a part of the fun today! All float entries are due by November 30th and must be paid online through Eventbrite (SEE BELOW TO REGISTER AFTER DEADLINE).

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 12th. Floats can begin lining up at 4:30pm and should 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..

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.!

RULES

All entrants should keep safety, both for the 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!).
  • No princess impersonators will be allowed in the parade other than the designated princess group.

 

Downtown Christmas Prize Package

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Would you like to be one of Santa's helpers this year?! Here's your chance! The Downtown Christmas Prize Package will give up to four children (14 or younger) the chance to ride in Santa's sleigh in the Decatur Christmas Parade!

One lucky winner (chosen on Dec. 1st) will be allowed to have 4 children and one adult ride with Santa in the parade!

To enter to win the prize package, you can purchase $5 raffle tickets at this link: https://go.rallyup.com/decatur-christmas

All proceeds from the raffle benefit local charities.

In addition to riding in Santa's sleigh, the winner will get pictures with Santa and a gift basket of goodies from the downtown Decatur merchants!

RAFFLE RULES: MAXIMUM OF FOUR SLEIGH RIDERS (14 OR YOUNGER) MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. THERE IS NO LIMIT ON RAFFLE TICKET PURCHASES. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY NOVEMBER 30TH, 2016. ONE (1) WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN ON DECEMBER 1ST.