Please join us for the Lyons Lighted Christmas Parade on Friday, December 1, 2023.
The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. (Parade route map on bottom of page) You must register to be in the parade.
NOTE: The parade route has changed. It will begin at Partin Park on W Gordon Ave., turning right onto S Victory Dr. in front of Thriftway, turning right onto Hwy. 280 continuing along our usual route, and ending on N Lanier St. (See Parade Map) The Quiet Zone will be between S Gwinett St. and S Jefferson St.
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 that 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.
Winners in each category receive $100 and a trophy
IMPORTANT! There will be a parade meeting on November 16, 2023, at the Durden Cabin in Partin Park at 6:00 p.m. Please send a representative for your entry. The parade route, drop-off, and pick-up instructions, and your parade number will be given at that time. All questions will be addressed at this meeting. We can not guarantee your position in the parade if you do not attend.
The area of the parade route located between South Jefferson Street and South Gwinnett Street is designated as a “Quiet Zone” for anyone to view the parade who may need a less noisy parade experience. All parade units should plan to refrain from turning on sirens, blowing horns, playing loud music, or making loud noises. We want everyone to enjoy the Lyons Lighted Christmas Parade and appreciate your cooperation.