Parade Application

Raleigh Christmas Parade Application

The Raleigh Christmas Parade is an invitational parade. Interested participants may submit applications to be considered for entry. Applications do not guarantee entry in the parade. Political candidates are not permitted.

2021 Parade Registration Schedule

June 1 – Applications accepted via website.

September 17 – APPLICATIONS CLOSE – All applications due by this date.

October – A selection committee appointed by the parade committee will review all applications submitted. Based on the number of units of each category that are open, the committee will invite up to 115 units to participate in the parade. 
October 8 – Invitations will start being emailed along with invoices stating payment due by date to hold the spot. The letter will also contain instructions on how to submit information for broadcast, if not provided on the original application.
October 28 – Online selection of floats begins for participants.
November 5 – No further entries will be allowed into the parade unless an invited entry drops out and needs to be replaced. 
November 20 – ABC 11 Raleigh Christmas Parade presented by Shop Local Raleigh!

2021 Parade Application