TELUS presents the Santa Claus Parade features 60 marching bands, dance troupes, festive floats and community groups. More than 300,000 spectators will be entertained by this annual holiday kick-off. Produced by the Vancouver Santa Claus Parade Society, the televised parade is the Lower Mainland’s biggest winter event. The December chill in the air is rarely felt at the parade, as it is well-known for its festive, magical and feel-good atmosphere.
If your organization would like to be part of the parade, please apply by completing these three steps no later than November 1st, 2017
Have read, understood and will abide by the Rules and Regulations (PDF) of the parade. The contact person for your organization will be responsible for ensuring your group is aware of and follows the rules as outlined.
Completed and submitted the Online Participant Application Form. Remember to print a copy of this application to be mailed in along with your parade deposit, photos and sample handouts.
Every year we receive numerous participant registrations and, unfortunately, have to turn down some applications. With this in mind, we would like to remind you that selections will be made based on your written application and any visuals that you can provide. We highly encourage that your entry features a festive theme with motion, sound or music. Remember that the whole point of this event is to entertain the crowd in the lead up to the arrival of Jolly ol’ Saint Nick.
Mail us your parade Entry Fee along with a copy of your completed Online Participant Application Form. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a photograph of your group, float or organization and Handout sample for approval (if you wish to have handouts).
Applications and payments are due by November 1st, 2017.
Parade Society Review
The Vancouver Santa Claus Parade Society will review your application once we have received the following items:
- Completed Online Participant Application Form (including photos and samples)
- Entry Fee ($1,000 plus GST = $1,050.00).
- Samples of handouts (if you wish to have handouts & giveaways in the parade)
Once a decision has been made the parade organizers will contact you with more information.
Participants are asked to remember that the purpose of the parade is to provide enjoyment and fun for members of our community. This purpose should be considered when planning and designing entries. The Vancouver Santa Claus Parade Society reserves the right to approve or deny entry to the parade. Retain parade rules and instructions, read them carefully as this will be a helpful guide in making your day go smoothly. Further details, including parade position will be forwarded at a later date.
Mail: Vancouver Santa Claus Parade
c/o Pace Group Communications
55 Water Street,
Vancouver, BC, V6B 1A1
Cheques to be made out to: Vancouver Santa Claus Parade Society c/o Pace Group Communications Ltd.