In just a few short weeks, I will bundle up and head downtown for one of my favorite holiday traditions, the downtown Paducah Christmas Parade. Almost one hundred floats will be showcased in this year’s parade, each with the theme, The Magic of Christmas.
If you plan to participate in this year’s Christmas Parade you’ll need to remember a few of these very important guidelines when making your float:
Even though the event is just around the corner, it’s not too late to enter a float. Here are a few tips on building award-winning floats from Parks Supervisor, Amie Clark:
Download the complete rules and guidelines for entering this year’s Christmas parade here.
The deadline to enter a float is Friday, November 15. Late entries will incur a $25 fee and will not be accepted after Wednesday, November 20. Download a parade entry form here.
This exciting event will be held on Saturday, December 7, at 5 p.m. The parade starts on Broadway at 14th Street and proceeds to 2nd Street. If you are attending the parade here are a few important things for you to remember.
Keep your distance from the floats and stay on or near the sidewalks so that you and your family do not impede the flow of the parade. Candy will be handed out rather than thrown, so allow the candy folks to come to you.
Santa is expected to make an appearance at this year’s parade so you’ll want to bundle up the kids and the grandchildren for a festive night of holiday fun! Hope to see you there!