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Henderson Christmas Parade Registration Deadline

November 25, 2017

Download the rules list and registration form here

Deadline for Entries and Fees:  November 25th, 2017

Parade is on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm

1– All Floats, Fire trucks, and vehicles with trailers are to line up at 2:00pm. All other parade entries begin line up at 2:15pm and NO LATER than 2:45pm. The ONLY entry into the parade will be from the Raleigh Road entrance of the Dabney Drive Extension. NO ONE will be allowed to line up from the Oxford Road side of the Dabney Drive Extension. The parade will end at Rose Avenue.


2– Once the barriers are in place NO ONE will be allowed to drive on the Dabney Drive Extension to drop off parade participants. Parents will need to park and walk their children to their parade spot.


3– Floats will be judged based on attractiveness, best use of theme, and  riders dressed according to theme. There will be one homemade float $100 originality winner. Judges decisions are final. Prizes are awarded  as follows: 1st = $100 ~ 2nd = $50 ~ 3rd = $25 – PLEASE NOTE: Only paid entries will be eligible for prize money!


4– Unless using a professional float, all entries are responsible for parade transportation.


5– ALL ENTRIES MUST HAVE A CHRISTMAS THEME.  For example: Antique autos are to be decorated for Christmas. In a car club – All Cars in the Group Must Be Decorated! Scouts should carry a Christmas banner.  Musical groups are encouraged to play Christmas music. NO ONE will be allowed to participate in the parade WITHOUT a Christmas theme; this includes businesses, cars, trucks, marching units, etc


6– Due to safety reasons, MOTORCYCLES AND HORSES ARE PROHIBITED. Three or four Wheelers are permitted


7Vehicles with loud mufflers or engines are prohibited (No engine revving/burnouts allowed). Groups with multiple entries are to come through the parade 2×2. There WILL BE NO swerving of cars or driving with open doors!


8The parade entry fee includes UP TO 3 VEHICLES. Additional vehicles are $15 each.  Example: 1 to 3 cars = 1 entry fee of $55; 3 cars +1 = $70.


9– Vehicles representing businesses for advertising without a Christmas theme are prohibited.


10– Henderson City Code Section 10- 23 states: “No one participating in a parade or proceeding along the route of a parade shall distribute handbills, advertising matter, candy, cigarettes, prizes, or favors of any kind, within one hundred feet of any moving  motor vehicle or within one hundred feet of any group of parade participants marching in an organized marching formation.


11Each entry must include a sign or banner with the organizations name.


12– Only preauthorized groups will be allowed to participate in the parade. No more than 25 individuals representing a single organization or club will be allowed. (This EXCLUDES organized walking or marching units)


13– Any unauthorized persons/vehicles will be turned away. NO ONE will be allowed to enter into the parade at the parade. ALL ENTRIES MUST MEET DEADLINES.


14– A distance of one car length is to be maintained between entries.  Parade volunteers will instruct you to increase or close gaps.


15– Entries with animals are responsible for cleaning up their own animal waste.


16– No refunds will be given for no shows or entries that are removed due to rule infractions.


17– Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited by all 2016 parade participants.


18– It is the responsibility of each person participating in the parade to adhere to all applicable local, state and/or federal laws.  The Vance County Arts Council, The City of Henderson, sponsors, contributors, and supporters deny liability for any damages, injuries, or losses as a result of participating in the 2017 Henderson Christmas Parade.


In the event that we have inclement weather on 12/03/17, the parade will be held on 12/10/17, A telephone call will be made to all parade contacts if this change occurs. Therefore, please have a valid working number on the parade form.

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November 25, 2017
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