We are excited about the plans that are underway for the 2013 Christmas Parade -- scheduled for Saturday, December 7. This year's theme is Christmas Trees and Memories. Over the past two years, we have watched the parade increase in enthusiasm, excitement and creativity and we are expecting 2013 to be the best yet!
If you plan on participating in the parade, a representative from your group is required to attend one of a series of mandatory meetings to discuss the rules and guidelines for the 2013 Parade. The meeting will discuss the regulations that have been somewhat overlooked in the past but will be enforced this year. Items that will be discussed include: the parade applications and submission process; a new non-refundable registration fee of $25; arrival times; check-in process; line-up procedures; parade gaps; parade dispersal; maximum number for walkers; and more. There will also be a question and answer period during the meeting to address any concerns or questions that you may have.
***Please note that you only have to attend ONE of the four scheduled meetings.***
Although not all participants have violated the rules, each year issues are becoming more and more of a concern. The Christmas Parade Committee feels that if these issues are not addressed, the quality of the parade will be compromised.
This page will updated with information; however, applications will only be given out at the mandatory meetings. You must sign up with Naomi Flythe (757-229-6511, firstname.lastname@example.org) to attend one of the meetings. We have scheduled the meetings to accommodate day and evening schedules. Below is a schedule (all meetings dates have passed):
Tuesday, July 23 @ 10:00 am
Monday, August 19 @ 1:00 pm
Wednesday, September 11 @ 6:00 pm
Tuesday, September 24 @ 6:00 pm
All meetings will be held at the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance (421 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA), unless we meet capacity and need to re-locate.
The deadline for submitting applications is October 7, 2013. As in the past, we are limited to 100 entries; therefore, should we receive and approve 100 entries on or before October 7th, registration will close. If space is available after the October 7th deadline, you will be able to register as late as November 7 with a $50 late fee.
Note: All fees will not be processed until your application has been reviewed and approved. Once your application has been approved, your fee is non-refundable.
We are looking forward to more floats with decorations supporting the theme of the parade, creative displays and decor from all walking groups, cars and furry friends that will help highlight the parade theme! Put your holiday cap on and start thinking about how you're going to make this year's parade the best ever!
If you have any further questions, please contact the Alliance at 757-229-6511 or email@example.com.