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72nd Annual City of Temple Christmas Parade-2018

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Downtown Temple

2 N Main Street

Temple, TX 76501

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Join us on the First Monday in December for one of the largest lighted Christmas parades in Texas and help welcome Santa Claus to Downtown Temple.

The City of Temple 72nd Annual Christmas Parade, produced by the City of Temple Parks & Recreation Department, is scheduled for Monday evening, December 3rd 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Our first priority is to have a SAFE PARADE!

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis and must be submitted online ONLY by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16th -2018 @ 5:00 PM

We are currently accepting applications. All civic organizations, clubs, schools or businesses are welcomed to participate. A little imagination, hundreds of lights and a lot of spirit is all it takes!

If you are considering entering a float, walking unit, equestrian unit or motorized unit for the 2018 parade, please read the 2018 RULES AND REGULATIONS document carefully as we will have expected you to be fully aware of and in agreement with these policies prior to submitting your application

THEME: “My Favorite Christmas Movie” All units must reflect a holiday theme, or the theme chosen by the Parade Committee, and must not be predominantly commercial in nature. Marching Bands, individuals and groups are encouraged to represent this theme with their costumes, vehicles and floats.

Application fees are non-refundable

ENTRY FEES: Entry fees support the continuation of the Christmas parade and are NON-REFUNDABLE

Commercial and Retail Businesses………..$70.00

All others…………………………………….................$40.00 (Churches, private schools, non-profit organizations, services clubs, professional organizations, etc.)

No Fee for tax supported entities (public schools, Police & Fire Departments, etc.) unless the entry is requesting to be judged. If so, entry Fee…$40.00

Additional Spaces…………………………..$40.00 for each additional 40- foot space required

ENTRY JUDGING: If you wish to be judged you must so indicate on your Entry Form. Judging will occur from the stage at City Hall. Entries will be judged on three equal criteria: 1.) outstanding accomplishment, 2.) creativity, 3.) originality in projecting the parade theme. It is not required that your entry be judged Judges are appointed by the Christmas Parade Committee. All decisions are final and may not be challenged.

FLOAT AWARDS: A total of 10 awards will be given to entries with 150 employees or less, based on the parade theme, as follows:

1st Place Plaque and $650 2nd Place Plaque and $500

3rd Place Plaque and $300 4th Place Plaque and $200

5th Place Plaque and $100 6th-10th Place Plaques and $50

Entries violating the parade rules will forfeit any award.

RAIN DATES: Should weather conditions force postponement of the parade, alternate dates have been established. Participants are asked to call 298-5581 after 9 a.m. the day of the parade for information on the parade and possible cancellations and rain-out dates. 1st Alternate Date: Tuesday, December 4th; 2ndAlternate Date: Monday, December 10th.

2018 POINTS OF EMPHASIS:

  • No entry may exceed 40 feet in length (unless an extra space is purchased), 13 feet in height and 12 feet in width.

  • All entries with OPEN AIR RIDERS must have ONE WALKER AT EACH CORNER of the entry.

  • Only participating vehicles will be allowed in the lineup area.

***GENERAL PARADE REGULATIONS: The following items must be submitted for your application to be considered for participation.
1. Completed online application form
2. Paid entry fee
3. Hold Harmless Agreement (signed by one member of your unit)

ACCEPTANCE: No individual or unit will be allowed to take part in the parade without prior approval of the Parade Committee. Your acceptance into the parade is based upon your completed application. The committee reserves the right to dismiss your unit from the parade route if it differs greatly from the original description in the application.

***LINE UP ORDER: Line up position is determined by the parade committee to establish variety and to insure even flow of the parade. Re-alinement cannot be considered. Adequate description including the LENGTH of your group/float is important on the application to help determine placement in the parade. Notification of your unit position will be furnished at our mandatory pre-parade meeting. The representative attending the line-up meeting must remain with the entry at all times.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade starts at the intersection of E. Adams Avenue and N. 8th Street, proceeds west along Adams Avenue, in front of the Municipal Building, all the way to North 23rd Street and then turns north and disbands at Temple High School. Total distance is 1.4 miles.

MANDATORY PRE-PARADE MEETING

Monday, November 26 @ 5:30 p.m.

Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center, 3303 North 3rd Street

  • This is a MANDATORY MEETING that MUST be attended by ONE (1) representative from your group and all drivers. Any participant unable to send a representative to this meeting will result in your DISQUALIFICATION from the parade.

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