City Festivals & Events
Now is the time to begin making your plans to be part of the 2018 Lancaster Christmas Parade. The Parade will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 6 pm in the Cultural Arts District in Historic Downtown Lancaster. The parade beginning on Main Street, at Springs Street, and continuing through historic downtown, then exiting onto Williams Street.
Because this is an evening parade, lighting and/or reflective materials are required, for safety and show, on your unit. Units will be inspected during staging time. Please be aware that those units not following the parade guidelines will be subject to rejection from the parade without refund. This year’s Theme is “A Sweet Candy Christmas.” Try to use this theme when decorating your unit to try to win one of the city’s trophies! The Lancaster Christmas Parade is becoming widely known for its lit parade — from lighting the largest float to the smallest child, everyone comes together to make this event a bright success.
Each entry will be announced at the judges’ stage on Main Street at Dunlap. Lancaster High School’s Learn TV will be located at Main and Gay Street filming the parade. When completing your application please complete the Learn TV form so that the anchor will introduce you correctly, This information is required for this year.
Please call or e-mail with any questions or concerns that you may have! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, December 8! Application deadline is Thursday, November 30th. Placement in the parade is based upon application submission and type of entry.