Christmas Parade

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Feel the magic of the Season this Christmas and join Santa in the Capital City on Saturday, November 24 for the 20th annual Charlottetown Christmas Parade.

The parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the University Avenue entrance to UPEI and will travel down University Avenue/Great George Street to Grafton Street, continuing along Grafton Street to West Street, and finishing at the Provincial Government Buildings. The public is encouraged to line the parade route and enjoy the seasonal music, sparkling lights, and Christmas spirit!

Beginning at 4:30 p.m., the Food Bank will be collecting non-perishable food items along the parade route. Children are also encouraged to bring their letters for Santa to be collected by Canada Post employees.

Click here to see the parade route.

To fill out an application online, see below. For a hard copy, please visit City Hall at 199 Queen Street. For more information, please contact 902-566-5548.

Charlottetown Christmas Parade

Organization/Group Submitting Entry

Contact Person

Address

Telephone

(business)  

(cell) 

Email

Dimensions of float (in feet)

Height  

Length (inc. tow vehicle) 

 

Will the float be hauled by a separate vehicle? 

If YES, what type? (Towing vehicle MUST be decorated)  

Will the float have music? 

If YES, Taped or Live? 

 

Please enter a detailed description of your entry, including information such as what your float will look like (including tow vehicle), seasonal lighting, theme, people involved in its construction, and any other descriptive/pertinent information related to your entry. Additionally, please include information on your business/group/organization and the number of years you have been participating in the Charlottetown Christmas Parade: 

 

The Charlottetown Parade Committee has the right to reject any entry that does not meet the criteria or is viewed as unsuitable. Entries are limited to the first 100 applicants who meet the criteria.

 

Rules & Guidelines

IN ORDER TO ENSURE THERE IS ONLY ONE SANTA CLAUS IN THE PARADE, NO ENTRY APART FROM THE CHARLOTTETOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE COMMITTEE FLOAT WILL BE PERMITTED TO HAVE A SANTA.

Given the parade takes place at nighttime, all entries MUST have sufficient decorative lighting in order to gain entry into the parade – for crowd appeal and safety reasons. Entries that are not sufficiently decorated will not be allowed in the parade. We also recommend seasonal music to brighten the evening!

Parade entries are not permitted to throw items from the float into the crowd (ie. candy). If you wish to hand out candy, people walking alongside of the float are permitted to do so. Due to the City of Charlottetown’s ongoing sustainability efforts, no literature is permitted to be handed out during the parade.

Floats are to enter the campus of the University of Prince Edward Island through the Belvedere Avenue entrance only. You will receive a zone number and map via the email provided on this application the week of the Parade which will determine the arrival time for your entry. Float participants are encouraged to carpool to avoid lineups at the entrance.

 

Waiver

The Charlottetown Christmas Parade Committee and the City of Charlottetown are not responsible for any damages or injuries to persons or vehicles entered in the Parade.

 I confirm by clicking this box that I have read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions outlined above



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