Creating your parade entry:
- Every float entry must have a minimum of 500 lights, but we want to light up Main Street so the more lights the better!
- For non-float entries, each car/motorcycle/bicycle/individual/animal in the group MUST be decorated and have some kind of lights. No exceptions!
- Parade entries cannot be wider than 10 feet to safely navigate around the downtown medians.
- No Santa Claus of any kind may be used in any entry. There will be just one Santa Claus at the end of the parade. Santa hats are acceptable.
- Every float entry will be inspected on-site prior to the parade by the Riverton Fire Department. Inspection will include:
- Every parade float is required to have a fire extinguisher that is easily accessible to the
- If generators are being used to power lights or other items, they must be GFI protected.
- All exhaust pipes must be clear and nothing combustible may rest against the exhaust or catalytic converter.
Day of Parade
- Each entry will be assigned a number for lining up. Your number will be e-mailed no later than Monday, December 2. You will be put in order based and given space based on what your entry states. Multiple vehicles require multiple parade applications. If you only have one number – you are only allowed one entry.
- The parade line-up will take place on East Fremont Street and the ajoining lots. All entries MUST be in position by 6:30 pm.
- To keep children from running into the road nothing may be thrown from any parade entry! This includes; candy, novelties, toys, advertising material, etc. Accompanying walkers may distribute (not throw) items along the sides of the parade route. This rule will be strictly enforced. Be sure to tell ALL your parade participants this rule
- During the parade, each entry should maintain a safe distance of about 30-40 feet between them and the unit in front of them. Please keep up with the unit in front of you to avoid gaps!
- Parade entries at the end of the parade must park in assigned area near the tree lighting to participate in the people's choice judging.
- All animals in the parade must be under control at all times. Horse riders are strongly encouraged to wear helmets. Every animal group is required to have a clean-up crew. Units without a clean-up crew will not be allowed to participate.
- Noise level may not exceed 95 decibels. Only holiday themed music is permitted. No sirens or air horns are permitted.
- Parade entries must be appropriate for all ages, values, and sensibilities, and may not include language, attire, and/or behavior that is profane, sexual, violent, or discriminatory.
- Entries must also maintain a level of professionalism and will be disqualified if the float is deemed to not uphold the high standards of the Riverton Holiday Festival.