Float Competition

The 2017 Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas Parade begins

promptly at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9

Floats of all shapes and sizes are welcome in the Downingtown Christmas Parade.  We have had some very small floats in the back of pickup trucks up to tractor trailer size floats.  All should have a holiday or winter theme. 

Just a reminder – NO SANTA’S or MRS. CLAUS ON ANY FLOATS!  The only Santa and Mrs. Claus in Downingtown’s Christmas Parade are the ones our committee has at the end of the parade.   

DO NOT ENTER THE STAGING AREA UNTIL PARADE PERSONEL ARE THERE TO LET YOU IN (Chances are you would be in the wrong spot and have to move!!)  You should arrive with your float fully dressed and ready to go in to your designated staging area by 1:30 pm.  If you need to add things to your float, do it on a side street or in the parking lot on the east side of Beaver Creek School. This the parking lot right off of William Street.  DO NOT GO TO THE PARKING LOT ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE SCHOOL (closest to Grace Church). You will be moved!! No vehicles are allowed in the staging area except those in the parade.   Judging will begin promptly at 2:00 pm.  Please fill out the registration form and return it no later than Saturday, November 25.  You will be contacted by email closer to parade day to let you know exactly where you should be in the staging area.   Please follow directions given to you and enter the staging area from the appropriate direction especially if you are a larger float.   


1st Prize  -     $150.00

2nd Prize -     $100.00

3rd Prize -      $50.00