Parade Information

Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM/INFO/RULES

FLOAT COMPETITION INFO

 

INSTRUCTIONS  and RULES  

  • PARADE starts at 3:00 pm sharp!

Be ready to move when prompted. 

  • MAINTAIN DISTANCE BETWEEN UNITS

Allow a distance of 50 feet behind the unit in front of you. If they stop – you stop. When they go – you go! 

  • PARADE MARSHALS wearing reflective vests and POLICE OFFICERS will be on both foot and bicycles along the parade route to help keep the parade flowing smoothly.  In the event that your group is causing a gap in the parade and you refuse to listen to the parade marshals, you will be pulled out of the parade at the first available side street.  
  • NO THROWING CANDY FROM FLOATS OR MOTORIZED VEHICLES. Participants may walk and hand out candy.  This is a safety issue. 
  • NO STOPPING TO PERFORM IN THE PARADE Any performance should be done while continuing to march.   
  • NO UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES IN THE PARADE

No buses or trailers will be allowed in the parade. If they have not been taken to the end of the parade route prior to the start of the parade, they will follow up at the rear of the parade. So arrive in plenty of time! 

  • IMPORTANTMany businesses like to put their vehicles in the parade for advertising purposes – which we allow.  AS LONG AS THEY ARE DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!!   This does not mean hanging a wreath on the front grill of the vehicle. It means “really” decorated for Christmas.  If the vehicle shows up on parade day not decorated, our committee has the right to pull the vehicle from the parade.  If there were not rules about decorating – we would have a parade with dump trucks, trash trucks, box trucks that have nothing to do with Christmas….You get the idea!  If you were a spectator – is this something you would want to sit and watch!   
  • END OF PARADE (Rt. 113/Whiteland Avenue) – Motorized vehicles not dropping off anyone may continue straight on Rt. 30. (No left turns onto Rt. 113.) Marching units will turn right onto Whiteland Avenue.  You will be directed by Parade Monitors to side streets for disbanding.  

PLEASE – NO MAJOR GAPS IN THE PARADE THIS YEAR!!