Festival of Lights!
Dear Parade Participant:
We invite you to submit your application for this year's Festival of Lights Parade. The parade will take place on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. All entries must be lit and express the theme of the parade, which is:
“Christmas is Back in Auburn”
Awards will be given based on creativity and use of lights.
All entry fees are non-refundable. They are required to help cover expenses of putting on the parade.
All entries must be pre-registered with one entry per form. Non-registered entries will NOT be accepted the evening of the parade. Entries will be limited to 100 on a first come, first serve basis, No exceptions.
The deadline for parade entries is Wednesday, November 17, 2021; 5:00 p.m. No Exception!
All registration forms will be processed and a letter of confirmation for parade participants will be emailed by November 24, 2021.
Participants are required to complete the parade route, complying with
Parade Official’s instructions up to and through the Parade termination point.
CHECK IN AND REGISTRATION IS ON BORLAND AVE OR TBA BETWEEN 2:00 AND 4:30 PM.
For participants: The Parade route will flow from the Downtown area into the Gold Country Fairgrounds and through the Fairgrounds to the Upper Parking Lot. Staging occurs in the streets of Downtown, Lincoln Way and Borland Ave.
The Parade completes at the Upper Parking Lot at the Fairgrounds. There the entries can disembark their passengers for pickup.
For Parade Watchers: The parade officially begins at Cherry Ave and Lincoln Way and ends as noted above.
$50 FOR ENTRY UP TO 40 FEET
$75 FOR ENTRY UP TO 60 FEET
$100.00 FOR UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 80 FEET
Important Guidelines/Policies to Know and Follow
CHAIRS must be SECURED and Supports used for riders’ safety.
NOTHING may be thrown into the crowd or distributed along parade route. This is a safety issue.
No HANDBILLS, COUPONS, FLYERS, OR WRITTEN MATERIALS of any kind may be distributed along the parade route or during the parade. This is a safety and clean-up issue.
Floats/Entries may NOT have SANTA or MRS. CLAUS on or used in their floats/entries. Santa & Mrs. Claus are already in the parade.
All animal entries (Horses, Llamas, Dogs…) are responsible for their own clean-up. Call the Chamber at 530-885-5616 for suggestions and/or locations for supplies or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All floats/entries with generators or mechanical devices using fuel are REQUIRED to have a fire extinguisher. Recommended 5lb 2A10BC. This is a safety issue.
Each entry must have at least two walkers with flashlights as safety guards. This is a safety issue.
All Entries must be lit.
Those floats/entries that do not adhere to the guidelines/policies may be barred from participation in this and/or next year’s parade.
By Online or In Person
Please complete the application and return it with a check or credit card payment (fees are listed in this
Festival of Lights Parade
1103 High St., Ste 100
Auburn, CA 95603