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Parade Fees

Parade Fees


Helium Balloon Characters

Description: There will be several large character balloons in the parade. Balloons are larger than life, similar to those in the Macy’s Day parade in NYC. Sponsor may select character from an approved list of characters.

Sponsor will receive:
  • Right to have banner carried in front of the balloon with the company’s name and logo.
  • May supply people to handle the balloon along the parade route
  • Your participants may wear clothing to advertise your company
  • Company name mentioned during the live coverage of the event.
Balloon will need approximately 10 to 20 people to handle. If sponsor does not want to or cannot supply enough people, GRMA will seek volunteers to carry the balloon.
Cost:               $1500-$8000 Depending on balloon size and helium utilized 

Professional Float- Motorized floats will return in 2024. Only inflatable floats option for 2023.

Description:     GRMA provides rental floats for all float entries. You will be given the opportunity to submit request for which float you would like to use- we will help you in identifying the best float for your entry. Entry may have riders on the float representing your company or organization. 
*All pageant participants are required to have a float as their method of entry. 
Cost:               For-Profit Entries: $1400
                        GRMA members: $1175
                        Non-Profit Entries: $1175
  **If a non-profit is sponsored by For-Profit company $1400 / $1175 if that company is a GRMA member

Marching Bands 

Description:     Marching Bands at the High School level will not have to pay or be sponsored to be in the Christmas Parade. Other bands such as independents may have to pay $100 to be in the Christmas Parade. 
Cost:              $0

Specialty Vehicle with Advertising – Vehicles will return in 2024.

Description:     Cars that have company signage. Note: Because the parade is meant to entertain, cars cannot be entered strictly for advertising purposes (example: box trucks with wrapped company signage, cars with a company magnet on doors). Entries must be decorated with a Christmas theme or have some entertainment value.
Cost:               $850/ $650 GRMA members

Miscellaneous Marching/Walking Unit

Description:     Any marching or walking groups that are entertainment related (baton twirling, dance troops, Shrines, clowns, etc.).  When submitting your application please let us know what type of uniform or costume you will be wearing, any routines that may be performed and the entertainment value you are providing to the parade. All walking in your unit will need to de dressed in like fashion. 
Cost:               $150, Restrictions do apply, i.e., 75 person limit
                        $125 Non-Profit
                        +$250 Additional Fee if music accompanies your group

Classic Car Club – Car clubs may be parked adjacent to the parade in 2023. Will return to the parade in 2024. 

Description:     Classic cars that are entertainment worthy.  Classic cars with a business logo on them, wanting to drive through the parade with a participant on the back, is considered an advertising vehicle and not a classic car.
Cost:               $125

Municipal Vehicles

Description:     Fire trucks, Police, EMS, only.
 *Applications not considered for political candidates.