Christmas Parade Rules




  • Entry forms must be submitted by November 23rd to be included in the parade. You will receive confirmation by November 30th of parade entry and assigned number of parade line-up. If you do not receive this information by 11/30, please contact Events Committee at 972.468.4063 or
  • Parade entries must be in line by 5:00pm.
  • No other SANTA is allowed. Santa Claus is provided by the organization committee.
  • All entries must be decorated in the holiday theme: Winter Wonderland, including the golf carts, wagons, bike’s, etc.
  • All entries must clearly display the name of the organization or business
  • For safety reasons, no one is allowed to “throw” candy to the crowd. However, walkers alongside entries may hand out candy, or lightly toss candy.
  • PLEASE consider the safety of your parade participants, especially children sitting on or in the “mini float” you created.
  • ALL children participating should have adult supervision.
  • Dress for the weather. It is usually cold in the evening.
  • No vulgar items or profanity should be used in any capacity on your cart decorations. 
  • Awards for: Most Creative and Best in Show.

Before the Parade: Staging area opens at 4:30pm beginning at the Murphy Fire Department Bay.

  • Each entry will be assigned a number that will be your place in line-up. The number and entry confirmation will be emailed to you after the deadline (November 23rd) when all entries have been collected.
  • You are responsible for notifying all of your participants of your number to avoid confusions locating your entry line-up.


  • Judges will evaluate the parade entries based on their overall theme. 
  • All entries will be judged during the parade at the end of the parade, and will be announced after the tree lighting ceremony.