2016 Forms Coming Soon
2015 Theme: Storybook Christmas
Date: Saturday, December 5th, 2015 at 11:00 am (note new time)
Line-up at Park Middle School – floats line-up between 9 am and 10:30; children can arrive between 10:00 and 10:30. Vehicles should enter from Woodlawn Ave turning onto Park Ave. Bands and walkers line-up at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza on Neville Street.
Deadline for entry: Dec. 3
Parade Route: Park Ave, right onto Third Ave, right onto Neville Street, left onto Heber Street, right onto Main Street, left onto Kanawha Street, left onto Prince Street, parade ends at intersection of Prince Street and LC Gates Place.
Float Competition: Floats will be judged before and during the parade for use of theme, color & originality. Judges’ stand will be on Neville Street. Please have the name of your group on all sides of your float clearly visible for judging. Float awards presented at Word Park.
Float Requirements: Length not to exceed 55; height not to exceed 13 feet; width not to exceed 8 feet. Materials must be able to stand up to rain or snow. Music on floats welcome.
Santa Claus: Santa will ride at the end of the parade – no other Santas will be permitted in the parade.
Emergency vehicles welcome in the parade (please register) – please NO LOUD SIRENS!
Horses: need to be bagged or provide clean-up
Spacing: please keep 12 feet between groups. DO NOT THROW CANDY OR OBJECTS. Someone may walk alongside to distribute. Try to keep the parade flowing without large gaps or stops.
Awards: Categories – Best overall, religious, commercial, organizations, schools, walking unit, animal unit, classic car, bands