Downtown Christmas Parade Accepting Applications for Christmas Parade

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SPRINGFIELD — The Downtown Springfield Association is getting ready for Christmas early this year. 

Downtown is hosting the “Wonders of Christmas” themed parade on December 8. 

From now until November 16, the Downtown Springfield Association (DSA) will be accepting applications for floats. 

Things like polar bears in festive scarfs, ice skating penguins or a walrus sipping hot cocoa, this theme aims to deck downtown with everyone’s favorite holiday woodland creatures.

In order to pay homage to America’s number one new attraction located in Springfield, Missouri, DSA invites the community to create floats inspired by the “Wonders of Christmas” theme. 

In addition to the 10,000 people that attend the parade every year, the parade is recorded and broadcasted on Christmas Eve, Day and New Year’s Eve.

Organizations and marching bands can reserve their spot in the Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade online before November 16.

Any business, nonprofit or community group is welcome to enter a float into the Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade, presented by Penmac and managed by the Downtown Springfield Association.

The early-bird rate for applications close on October 26 and final deadline for applications are November 16. 

Space for the parade is limited and provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. The parade will be held Saturday, Decemer 8 at 2 p.m.

A noncommercial float entry is $150, and a commercial float entry is $250. 

Any application received before October 26 will receive $50 off their entry fee. 

For more information, call 417-831-6200, email bethany@itsalldowntown.com or visit itsalldowntown.com/ChristmasParade.

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