ARLINGTON CHRISTMAS PARADE INC.
P.O. BOX 725
ARLINGTON, TX 76004
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  • All parade entries must complete an Entry application and description of entry form. Entry applications and description of entry forms must be received or postmarked by application deadline (see application).
     
  • Because Santa will be on a special float in the parade, all entries are restricted from having a live Santa.
     
  • All parade entries are limited to 13 feet in height.
     
  • All floats, vehicles, persons walking and animals must have a display of lights. Entries must have a minimum of 100 lights total.
     
  • Fire proof or fire-resistant materials should be used whenever possible.
     
  • A fire extinguisher, Type ABC, must be on every float and in every car.
     
  • Vehicles participating in the parade must be in good running order and be able to idle for periods of time without overheating.
     
  • Vehicles are strongly urged to show up with a full tank of gas or have a gas tank in the vehicle for refueling.
     
  • Absolutely no candy or other enticements will be thrown from any entry. Anyone violating this rule will be removed from the parade immediately!
     
  • Each float must be escorted down the entire parade route by two entry marshals (walkers) one on each side of the float.
     
  • Any unit with children under the age of 12 must have two adults on the unit and one adult walking on each side.
     
  • Vehicles not in the parade will not be allowed in the staging area due to limited space.
     
  • Due to safety concerns, the parade committee suggests that children under 8 years of age not walk in the parade. They may ride on floats, vehicles or bikes under adult supervision.
     
  • Holiday attire is encouraged.
     
  • Following the parade, the pictures with Santa location will be announced at the tree lighting ceremony. We invite the public to bring their cameras.
     
  • Signage for parade entries and/or parade vehicles is the responsibility of the parade entry.
     
  • Vehicles need to turn off vehicle headlights while on parade route in order to showcase the Holiday lights on the parade entry.
     
  • Alcohol is strictly prohibited.
     
  • Float Building 101 - Need help getting started? Click here for some float building tips
     
  • We have the right to refuse an inappropriate entry.
     
  • Parade application fees are nonrefundable.

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