Lighted Christmas Parade


Join us for the Lyons Lighted Christmas Parade!

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Please join us for the Lyons Lighted Christmas Parade on Friday, December 3, 2021. The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. You must register to be in the parade.

Your application and release form must be submitted online and you will receive instructions after submitting this application. 

*Overall judging considerations include (where applicable): 

  • First Impression and Overall Appearance 

  • Consistency with the Parade Theme and Christmas Spirit 

  • Originality and Uniqueness 

  • Quality of Workmanship, Construction, Uniforms, or Costumes 

  • Choreography and Enthusiasm


*Award Categories:  Don't forget the lights!

  • Best of Parade – Overall Entry that best displays the Parade Theme in an Impressive Manner. 

  • Best Marching/Dancing/Cheering/Twirling Group – Groups of any size that primarily march, dance, cheer, and/or twirl. May include special characters or unique costumes. 

  • Best Walking Group - Groups of any size that primarily are walking. May include special characters or other unique costumes. 

  • Best Small Float or Vehicle – Entries which are primarily vehicles the size of a full-size P/U truck or smaller and may include a trailer no longer than 15 ft. All vehicles and trailers in the entry should be decorated. May include some people walking. 

  • Best Large Float or Vehicle – Entries which are primarily vehicles larger than a full-size P/U truck or include a trailer longer than 15 ft. All vehicles and trailers in the entry should be decorated. May include some people walking. 


The Award Category Names and the Judging Criteria are subject to minor changes based on the actual parade entries received.



Rules 

  1. There is only one live Santa Claus – who magically appears at the end of the parade. Lyons Main Street will provide a Santa Claus.
  2. We require that all floats and vehicles be decorated, including the vehicle pulling your entry. Please add Christmas lights.
  3. Please keep in mind this year’s theme. Military units and marching bands are exempt from this rule.
  4. For the safety and security of our children, all chaperones need to be in tops that are easily identified as being with the group they are walking with.
  5. NO ALCOHOL is allowed in the parade. No cups or glassware are allowed in the parade. Bottled water or canned soft drinks are allowed.
  6. The parade committee has the right to inspect all units prior to and during the parade.
  7. The driver of each vehicle must be a qualified, licensed driver 21 years of age or older. During the parade, each vehicle must maintain a safe distance from the preceding unit.
  8. The parade committee reserves the right to exclude from participation, in the parade, any entry which it considers to be advocating or promoting a particular purpose, principle, agenda, or message inconsistent with or contrary to those of the parade.
  9. If you are playing music, it must be child-friendly.  NO PROFANITY is allowed. 

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