Christmas Parade

 Small Christmas Parade Flyer

At this year's Christmas parade, we're having a Christmas Movie Marathon!  Catch up on your Christmas movie knowledge and sign up to be a part of the fun today! For only $50, your organization will secure a spot to show off your Christmas cheer in the parade lineup. All float entries are due by November 28th 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 2nd (rain date Monday, December 9th). Floats can begin lining up at 4:00pm 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..  A late fee of $5 per day will be added to your $40 fee.

An email will be sent by Friday, November 29th 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 (candy, prizes, etc.) are to be thrown by any participant in the parade. Candy may be handed out.

  • 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).

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.!.