Parade Schedule

2021 Parade Registration Schedule 
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. 

June 1                         Applications accepted via website
  
September 17            Applications closes- 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, 9:30am on ABC11
                                     9:30am- Raleigh Diamond Special on ABC11