Dear Potential Warrenton Christmas Parade Participant,
We are pleased to announce that at this time we are moving forward in planning the 2020 Christmas Parade in the Town of Warrenton. However, we are fully aware that with the uncertainly of COVID-19, events can drastically change or be canceled by the Town of State. The 33rd annual Warrenton Christmas parade will take place on Friday, December 4th (times to be determined) in Warrenton, Virginia.
We will continue to closely work with all agencies to ensure the parade operates in such a way that health and safety for our participants and the community is the top priority.
This year we have reimagined the traditional Old Town parade to a “Reverse Parade” format. Floats will be parked and displayed along Main Street and attendees will drive by and view from the safety of their vehicles. This approach will allow for spacing between parade entries and no direct contact with the public.
We are encouraging all our floats to “Light Up the Season!” in an effort to brighten the night and everyone’s spirits as we continue our Warrenton, Virginia tradition alive!
We will also host a virtual Christmas tree lighting with Mayor Carter Nevill and Mr. & Mrs. Claus at a date to be confirmed also.
For many Fauquier residents these annual holiday events kick off the Christmas season. Please visit our website www.warrentonchristmasparade.com for regular updates and additional information.
All registration materials are completed this year online and by submitting you agree to include the liability waiver/indemnity agreement and rules of participation.
Registration Requirements and General Information
Registration Deadline: The registration deadline is November 6, 2020. (unless filled prior, limited spots this year)
Registration Form: To help us coordinate parade line-up order, please complete the registration form carefully before mailing. The information you supply will better help us to plan and facilitate the flow of the parade. Click Here for Registration Form.
Entry Fee: There will be a participant fee of $50 for all businesses that wish to enter the parade line-up. The money should be mailed after you submit your participant application. This fee doesn’t apply to non-profit groups or businesses that are sponsors of the parade.
Parade Route: This will be a drive-through parade and no spectators will be on Main Street. You will only need to decorate/illuminate one side of your float. You will receive your location two weeks prior so you know which side of the street you will be on.
Line Up: You will receive your line-up position by mid-November. Line-up spots will be staggered, down Main Street and times for arrival will be sent out with final details.
Check-In Area: There will NOT be a check in area, you are to go directly yo your spot and maintain distance from other entries/participants.
Inclement Weather Policy: In the event the decision is made to cancel the parade due to unfavorable weather conditions, the parade will NOT be rescheduled. Please check our website at www.warrentonchristmasparade.com if there is inclement weather for more information.
Participant Drop Off: The line up area will be VERY crowded the evening of the parade. We cannot have vehicles, other than those entered in the parade, in the line-up area. Please coordinate a meeting point with your participants. The point should be near to the line-up area, but away from the congestion where your group can assemble and move on to the line up together.
Floats and Other Large Vehicles Registered in the Parade: Only registered parade floats/vehicles may enter. A map of the line up area will be provided to each entry. Each entry will be assigned a number that will correspond to a spot specifically set aside for your group. Please ensure your float is against the curb in the line up area to keep the center open.
Entrant Awards: This year a trophy along with bragging rights will be awarded for the three categories listed below.
*.* The Clarke Griswold Award (most illuminated entry) *.*
*.* Most Original Holiday Entry *.*
*.* Judges Choice Award *.*
Santa and Mrs. Claus
Remember, there is only one Mr & Mrs Claus in the parade.
Please do not include one in your entry.