WELCOME to www.celebratepinellaspark.com, home of the Pinellas Park Christmas Parade – registration is NOW OPEN! Be sure to check out the General Participant Information, Rules, and Regulations before heading over to the Registration page.
NOTICE TO PARADE PARTICIPANTS:
Thank you for your continued interest and participation in the Pinellas Park Christmas Parade – an event rich in holiday tradition for the entire community since 1972. As we approach the kick-off of registration this Friday, we wanted to share a few very important changes this year that need to be taken into consideration prior to completing your registration.
Each year, our utmost concern is the safety of our participants and spectators. As the parade has grown, on both sides of the barricades, we have increased safety precautions to do our best to insure a safe, enjoyable event for all involved. This year is no exception. Effective immediately for this year’s event:
Children under eight years of age are not permitted to walk in the parade. Limiting the ages of children walking is common practice for large parades due to the volume of walking participants relative to vehicles, the length of the route, or a combination of both.
No handouts, including beads and candy, may be thrown from any parade vehicle. Any items distributed must be done from individuals walking along the route. We are one of very few large parades that allow handouts of any kind and the only one that has permitted items be thrown.
The last few years, a common practice that has become less common is making an effort to decorate vehicles towing floats and trailers in the parade. Effective this year, with the exception of antique vehicles and those of public officials, all wheeled vehicles must be completely decorated. This includes tow vehicles.
Lastly, the following are general changes for the registration process:
For the last several years, we have purchased beads in bulk for resale to participants. Celebrate Pinellas Park, Inc. will not be selling beads this year.
Registration fees can only be paid by credit or debit card via PayPal. We will not accept cash or checks for any reason. Remember, you do not need a PayPal account to complete your transaction.
We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause. Thank you again for your continued support and cooperation.
Celebrate Pinellas Park, Inc.
Christmas Parade Committee
Questions? We can be reached by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.