2017 Gulf Breeze Holiday Parade


It’s that time again!

The City of Gulf Breeze, in conjunction with the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce is having its annual Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 2, 2017, starting at 10:00 a.m. The theme for this year’s parade is ” Sailing into the Season” and was submitted from the City of Gulf Breeze “REC” After School Program.

Entry Fee: The registration fee is $10.00 for non profit organizations and $25.00 for all others.  Registration forms and fees are due by November 30th. (Fees will not be collected on date of parade)

You will receive a number for your organization. This number does not represent your place in line on the parade route.  Placement in parade lineup is on a first come/first serve basis.  Lineup takes place on the bus ramp behind Gulf Breeze Elementary, Middle, and High Schools beginning at 8 AM.  Your number is a designation for the prize judging.  Please have this number displayed prominently on driver’s side of vehicle.

Placement in parade lineup is on a first come/first serve basis. Lineup takes place on the bus ramp behind Gulf Breeze Elementary, Middle, and High Schools beginning at 8 AM. Your number is a designation for the prize judging. Please have this number displayed prominently on driver’s side of vehicle.

PARADE REGULATIONS:

  • Please see ALL Parade Regulations on the attachment below 
  • All entries are asked not to have a Santa.  Santa will ride on the fire truck at end of parade.
  • All entries should limit the number of vehicles to no more than two.
  • All animal waste must be cleaned up DURING the event. 

2017 Gulf Breeze Holiday Parade Entry Form

Complete parade entry form.  Make checks to “City of Gulf Breeze.”  Mail or drop off payment to:

City of Gulf Breeze
Attn: Nathan Ford
1070 Shoreline Dr, Gulf Breeze, Florida  32561
Tel: (850) 934-5115 Fax: (850) 934-5114 Email: cityclerks@gulfbreezefl.gov

2016 Holiday Parade Participant Regulations

  • Line-up starts at 8 AM. All parade entrants should be in line no later than 9:30AM.
  • Line-up is along the Bus Ramp behind GBHS, GBMS, and GBES. Enter the ramp from Gulf Breeze Parkway at the entrance between Gulf Breeze Elementary School PE field and Gulf Breeze Area Chamber.
  • Judging will begin at 9:00AM. Ribbons will be given out prior to the parade, so they can be displayed on the winning entrants. 2016 Ribbons: “Best in Show”, “Best Holiday Spirit”, “Grand Marshall’s Choice” and the “Top-Hat Award” – a special award honoring the memory of beloved City of Gulf Breeze Mayor Lane Gilchrist.
  • Parking is available at the GB Elementary, Middle, High School and GBHS football stadium parking lots. Please don’t park your cars in the GBHS back parking lot. This is the pre-parade staging area.
  • Please adhere to instructions by the police, parade officials.
  • SAFETY! Please be aware of children at all times during the parade. Keep a CONSTANT slow speed, avoid sudden stops and starts. Parade walkers should walk alongside floats and vehicles not in front, behind, or in-between a vehicle and a float.
  • SAFETY! Please do not allow parade participants to get on or off a float/vehicle while it is moving.  If you have small children participating, please provide handrails and have adult monitors along both sides of your float/vehicle.
  • Be sure all drivers have a parade route map. Suggested speed no greater than 15 m.p.h.
  • Portable toilets will be available at the GBHS parking lot.
  • Please clean-up all animal waste along parade route as it occurs. This is a “must” for obvious reasons.
  • Holiday music only.
  • Please do not have a Santa Claus on your float as the real Santa has cleared his schedule to ride on the GB fire truck at the end of the parade.
  • Gently tossing candy & beads is okay but please don’t stop your vehicle to do so; please keep moving.

 

Parade Questions?
(850) 934-5114 or visit www.cityofgulfbreeze.com
Or the staff at Gulf Breeze Area Chamber:
(850) 932-7888 or visit www.gulfbreezechamber.com.

 

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