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Festival of Lights!

Please Note: Parade Float Registrations are full but our Sponsorships & Vendor Applications are still open!

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 2nd, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. All entries must be lit and express the theme of the parade, which is:
“Light Up The Season”

 

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 Friday, November 17, 2023; 5:00 p.m.

All registration forms will be processed and a letter of confirmation for parade participants will be emailed by November 22, 2023.

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 TOP OF ELM AVE & LINCOLN WAY BETWEEN 2:00 AND 4:30 PM.

 

PARADE ROUTE

For participants: The Parade route will flow from the Downtown area onto High Street then turn up into the Fairgrounds off of High. Large Floats that cannot make the turn inside the fairgrounds can pass by the fairgrounds and continue out to Auburn Folsom into regular traffic if safe to do so. They can also pass the fairgrounds entrance and wait on High Street to unload riders while the streets are closed. 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. We will have floats coming down Cherry Ave from Borland to the corner of Lincoln Way and Cherry will be blocked to spectators.

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ENTRY FEES

         

$60 FOR ENTRY UP TO 40 FEET
$90 FOR ENTRY UP TO 60 FEET
$125 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…) MUST have their own insurance coverage with the Auburn Chamber named as an additionally insured. Animal entries are responsible for their own clean-up. Call the Chamber at 530-885-5616 for suggestions and/or locations for supplies or email: info@auburnchamber.net


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 to:
 
Festival of Lights Parade
1103 High St., Ste 100
Auburn, CA 95603

Online Application & Payment Form

Festival of Lights Parade Application & Payment Form

 

Type of Entry
School Band
Category
Music playing on entry?

Total length. Please note a standard parking space is 20 ft. Maximum float height is 13ft.

Entry Fee Selection
Select an item ($)

*Accurate length of your float is important for the Parade

 

I / We agree to release and hold harmless the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, City of Auburn, FOL Parade Committee and all sponsors from any and all liability for loss, damage or injury to any person or property while participating in the Auburn Festival of Lights Parade and Celebration. If float is longer may get asked to leave and no refunds.

Thank you for joining us!

Festival of Lights Parade Vendor Application & Payment Form

 

NON REFUNDABLE FEE MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION

Please Note: The Placer County Health Department fee is not included above. You must meet the requirements of CURFFL and submit the required temporary food facilities forms.

Vendor must provide evidence of insurance coverage and a completed “accord” certificate naming the City of Auburn and The Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce specifically as an additionally insured.
(You may send this form separately, but it must be on file the day prior to the event.)

Select Item:
Select an item ($)

By signing below, I certify that I am the authorized representative of the entity listed above, that I have read, understood and will abide by the guidelines and be responsible for all those in my organization to abide by same and that I/we will assume liability for any loss or injury resulting from participating in this event. I/we further agree to hold the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, the City of Auburn, its agents, contractors and property owners free from liability. I understand that all fees are non-refundable. I/we agree to comply will all fire codes, laws, ordinances and regulations pertinent to health, fire prevention and public safety. I/we agree not to break down booth and leave event before 7pm. I/we agree to unload vehicles upon arrival and park in designated areas immediately. I/we agree to leave booth space clean and refuse placed in receptacles.

Thank you for joining us!

2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Sponsorship Levels

$

Thank you for joining us!

Application
Sponsor
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