Roanoke Rapids Christmas Parade Sponsors

  • ONLY the entry will be issued a number at check in and may proceed to line up. Entries need to line up in numerical order. NOBODY may hold a spot. (Please coordinate your arrival time with others in your group.)
  • There must be an adult for each float or entry and this person shall remain with the entry during the entire parade whether children are on it or not.
  • All vehicles are to be driven by licensed drivers who have VALID liability insurance.
  • ATVs, Go-Karts, and the like will not be allowed to be driven in the parade.
  • THERE IS A LIMIT OF 12 VEHICLES PER CAR CLUB/GROUP/ORGANIZATION. Car Clubs will be lined up in 2 lines to shorten the length of your entry. For the safety of all, there will be NO SWERVING from side to side. If this occurs you will be asked to exit the parade procession immediately.
  • The parade organizer will be the final authority if unusual questions or situations arise.
  • The parade organizer reserves the right for final approval of all entries.
  • There will be ONESanta in the parade. He will ride on the official Santa float. No one else is allowed to dress as Santa or Ms. Claus.
  • ALL entries MUST depict a Christmas theme. (Bows, wreaths, streamers, etc..) And the riders are expected to wear festive attire. No exceptions. Playing Christmas music is MOST appreciated and will be the only type of music allowed.
  • All entries must be identified. Please put a neat legible sign, preferably on the front or right side of the vehicle, identifying who you represent. Your number will be issued to you when you arrive and check in. The judges (ON YOUR RIGHT) must be able to see both of these.
  • FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE CHILDREN, candy MAY NOT be thrown from the entry. HOWEVER, you may have someone walk alongside (both sides of entry) and toss candy toward the curb. FOR THEIR SAFETY, WE DO NOT WANT CHILDREN DARTING INTO THE STREET. The only exception to this rule is Santa tossing treats at the end of the parade.
  • For their safety, all young children must be seated on/in the entry during the parade. They should NEVER walk around, swing from, or hang off of or out of an entry.
  • Parade organizer, the RR Parks and Recreation Department, is not responsible for lost items.
  • All floats restricted to 13.5 ft high to avoid contact with power lines.
  • Remember, children are everywhere! Be VERY careful driving before, during, and after the parade.
  • No vulgar or inappropriate actions or words or inappropriate music will be tolerated.