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Christmas Parade

The City of Baytown 2018 Christmas Parade

  • Date: 12/06/2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  
  • Location: Town Square
    213 W Texas Avenue
    Baytown, Texas 77520
  • Introduction: Line up Begins: 5:30pm
    Parade Begins: 6:30pm
    Theme: “Christmas Texas Style”
    Fee: $10 per entry

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES

Line up Begins: 5:30pm
Parade Begins: 6:30pm
Theme: “Christmas Texas Style”
Fee:  $10 per entry

•           All parade entries MUST be decorated with a holiday theme “Christmas Texas Style”.  Decorations include lights, garland, props, or any other appropriate holiday decorations.  It is preferable that entries incorporate the parade theme in their music, entry design, and costumes. 

•           Entries must be entertaining and wholesome for a family audience.

•           All Walking Groups shall have a banner with group name and parade number visible, and wear costumes or holiday colors that reflect the parade theme.

•           All Walking, Marching and Performance groups must stay in constant motion to not delay the parade.  Constant forward motion of the parade line-up must be maintained at a steady rate to prevent gaps.  Please do not stop and perform along the parade route or in front of the judge’s stand. 

•           Absolutely NO candy, toys or objects may be thrown from participants on the vehicles and floats. This is a safety and liability issue with young children running in the streets to retrieve these items. 

•           Only Christmas music may be played / projected from the entrant’s floats, vehicles, etc.  Any vehicle playing profane music will be pulled from the parade.

•           No fire or pyrotechnics or the firing of firearms of any kind are allowed.

•           All children participating in the parade must be supervised by an adult at all times.

•           Only family appropriate dancing shall displayed by the dance groups – no provocative dancing! 

•           Entries that use live animals (cats, dogs, etc.) are responsible for cleaning up after them.

•           Due to safety measures and the length of the parade, groups with children under the age of 6 must be riding on a vehicle or float instead of walking.

•           Vehicles may not drive fast on the parade route.  Safety is our concern during the event!

•           No spinning wheels (burn-outs), etc. on the parade route. 

•           Floats may be no more than 13 feet high to pass safely under the stop lights.

•           A map will be provided for all parade entrants.  Please follow all directions that are provided for you and your group, and we would appreciate it if you would pass all necessary information on to all your participants.

•           Please designate a spot (other than the parade line-up area) to meet before and after the parade. 

•           A parade number will be assigned for each vehicle you enter in the parade.  This number MUST be displayed in the upper passenger side of your vehicle / float for you to enter the parade route.  This also must be visible for judging purposes.  If you have more than one vehicle in your entry – please make a copy of the number and display it on all cars.  You will not be able to get into the parade line-up without a number.

•           All entries MUST display the name of their group visibly on the front of their parade entry for the judges and the crowd to see. If your entry contains vehicles and walking groups they must be lined up in the following order: Vehicle/Trailer/Walkers.  No walking group should “lead an entry”

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

BAYTOWN PARKS & RECREATION

2407 MARKET STREET

BAYTOWN, TEXAS  77520

Phone:  (281) 420-6597

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