Twin City Area Chamber of Commerce
114 Main St, Festus, Mo.
Phone: 636-931-7697

Twin City Area Chamber of Commerce

Christmas Parade Information and Participation Rules

The Parade is scheduled to: Line up at 6pm, Parade begins at 7pm
on Monday, November 28, 2016
The Theme of the Parade is: 2016 - "Christmas With an Elf on the Shelf"
Line up directions will be mailed to applicants
All applications should be made by November 16, 2016
Applicants after the deadline must apply and receive instructions in person at the Chamber office
The following rules and regulations govern Twin City Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade participants. Please read them and share with those persons who will be participating in your entry. As a contact person for your group, you are responsible for your group. You are responsible for any violations of these rules.
  • No political campaigning, brochures, signs or banners.
  • Parade participants may NOT distribute candy or any other items. The Knights of Columbus Clown Club will distribute bagged candy purchased from donations of the Chamber members. Distribution (ie handouts or throwing) of any item is prohibited. Local police will escort persons or groups doing so from the parade line up and future parade entry will be denied. This rule is for SAFETY and due to Chamber of Commerce parade insurance regulations.
  • An Application must be complete for all entries.
  • Unauthorized stops along the route are prohibited. If your entry wishes to perform during the parade, they must do so as the parade moves forward. All entries must move forward in a straight line fashion. No acrobatic driving or weaving.
  • ATVs and Motorcycles will not be permitted.
  • All motor vehicle entries must be decorated, with the exception of antique cars, emergency vehicles, and National Guard/military vehicles. Undecorated commercial units will not be allowed to participate. Tow truck units are limited to one decorated entry per company.
  • All walking units must be identified by a banner, flag, or poster. Equine entries must wear a 'diaper' or be accompanied by a 'pooper scooper'.
  • The Chamber of Commerce float will feature Santa Claus; no other Santas will be permitted.

Prizes are as Follows

Float 1st Place Cub Scout Pack 425-Scout Elf Christmas Tradition
Float 2nd Place Show Me Antique Car Club-The Cat Did It
Float 3rd Place Genuine Appliance-Mischievous Elves
Float 4th Place Festus Public Library
Antique Car Festus Manor Center-1951 Dodge Pickup
Motor Unit Pippin Towing & Recovery
Dance Dietrich Dance Studio LLC

Please contact our office for the application.