Annual Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade Logo

26th Annual Christmas Parade Saturday, December 9, 2017 
Parade Starts at 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $10 per entry

This year's theme is Holidays Around the World

Categories   Awards  Judging Criteria
 Float  1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place  Creative Decoration, Effort, Uniqueness, Holiday Music, etc
Motorized Vehicle   1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place
 Creative Decoration, Effort, Uniqueness, etc
Walking   1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place
Show Holiday Spirit using Colors, Themes, Interaction with Audience
Middle/High School Band   1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place
Straight Lines, In-Step, Holiday Music*, Uniforms**
*Extra points for memorized music
** Extra Decoration Welcomed

Holiday Ornaments with world flags


at N. Illinois Avenue & E. Orange Street (SR 50) intersection


3:30 p.m. Jubilant Strings Orchestra​ - 14 piece string orchestra comprised of local youth. Located on the judges' stage on Main Ave in front of FBC Groveland.

4 p.m. Parade Starts - at N. Illinois Avenue & E. Orange Street (SR 50) intersection. They'll turn left onto SR 50 (heading wrong way on SR 50); left onto S. Main Avenue; right onto Swanson Street; right onto S. Lake Avenue; and right onto Cherry Street. The route is about a mile long.

6 p.m. Light Up Groveland- Next to the Gazebo. Music provided by the SLHS band. 

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Santa's Workshop

- being held in the Lake David Center. Receive a free photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus during the Santa's Workshop.

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Christmas Stroll 

- along Main Street. (Edge Memorial United Methodist, First Baptist of Groveland, Groveland Baptist, and Zion Lutheran churches display holiday lights and signs along the Main Street corridor. The churches also have a schedule of various performances.) 

6:30 p.m. Groveland Museum presents Christmas Music ​- between the Puryear Building and the Museum

7 p.m. - Family Movie - Despicable Me 3 

inside the Puryear Building. 

Be sure to visit our food vendors at the Puryear Building and Craft Vendors at the Lake David Center


Parade Entry Application

Vendor Application


Christmas Parade Route