239 West Main St; Richmond, KY 40475 | (859) 623-1000

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Christmas Parade Information

The City of Richmond’s annual Christmas Parade will be held Friday, December 7, 2018.

THEME:  “Old-Fashioned Christmas”

FLOAT CATEGORIES:  Business, Civic, Church

REGISTRATION: All entries must be properly registered with the Richmond Parks and Recreation Office by the deadline of November 20, 2018. Entries received after the deadline will require a $20.00 non-refundable application fee. Checks made payable to Richmond Parks and Recreation. No entries will be taken after December 4th. 

LIMITS:  THERE WILL BE A LIMIT OF ONE (1) VEHICLE PER ENTRY AND NO SEMIS OR TRACTOR TRAILERS. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

LINE-UP:  The parade line up will take place in the Alumni Coliseum Parking lot for all floats and other vehicles. All bands, animals, or walking groups (entries with no vehicles) will be lining up at the EKU Lancaster Lot. All entries will be notified prior to the day of the parade with the lineup schedule and times. Please provide an email so we can send your information. If you do not have email, please check our Facebook page for updates: facebook.com/richmondkyparks  The parade will leave the lot at 6:45 p.m.

ROUTE:  The parade will leave the Alumni Coliseum Parking Lot at 6:45pm in order to be Downtown by 7:00 p.m. The parade will turn right onto Lancaster Avenue and will continue until Main Street. The Parade ends at Collins Street.

FULL PARADE: The full parade can be viewed after University Dr when the bands will be inserted into the parade.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Parade will happen rain or shine. In the case of Severe weather, updates will be posted to our Facebook page: facebook.com/richmondkyparks

Christmas Parade Forms