2023 Christmas Parade October 27, 2023 by Melissa Kirby Please join us December 7, 2023 at 5:30 PM for the 2023 Christmas Parade in beautiful Downtown Swainsboro! 2023 Christmas Parade Organization* Name of Entry* Contact Person* Address* Phone Number* Fax Number Email Address* Type of Entry* Select All Float Horse/Animal Band Pageant Queen Car Marching Group Other If your entry is a Marching Group, please enter the number in group Please give a brief description of your parade entry.*By typing your name in the box, you are agreeing that you have read all of the information below and agree to that it.* Lineup. Parade lineup will begin at 5:00 p.m. along US Hwy. 1/South Main Street, south of Truist bank. Entries will line up on a first-come-first-serve basis. Numbers for judging will be given to all participants who enter before the November 22nd deadline and provide an email. These numbers are only for judging purposes and do not hold bearing on the lineup order of the parade. There will be no check-in required at line-up. All entries must be lined up by 5:30p.m., no exceptions. Elected officials and fire/medical/law enforcement personnel will line-up in the Truist parking lot. This lot will be reserved for those participants. Others should begin lining up just south of Truist Bank. Entries. All entries shall be decorated in the Holiday spirit. The City of Swainsboro will present the “Arrival of Santa” at the beginning of the parade; therefore, parade entries involving live Santas will not be permitted. **Candy may not be tossed during the parade. Walkers may hand candy to spectators, but no candy shall be thrown during the event.** **No motorcycles, ATV, or go-carts unless they are part of a nationally recognized & sanctioned organization and provide proof of a minimum $1 million liability coverage insurance policy that is in good standing for December 7, 2023. ** All interior lights in your vehicle shall remain on during the parade. Participants. People of all ages are encouraged to participate in the 2023 Swainsboro Christmas Parade; however, all participants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Parade Route. The parade will begin on South Main Street near Truist bank and proceed north until turning east onto Pine Street. The parade will proceed down Pine Street until turning south onto Green Street and crossing West Main Street. The parade will continue until dispersing at the end of South Green Street. Judging. Please ensure that your entry number is secured visibly on the driver’s side of your vehicle. If your entry number is not visible, your entry will not be judged. Awards will be presented at The Square at approximately 7:00 p.m. Awards will include trophies and cash awards in the following amounts: 1st Place- $250 2nd Place- $200 3rd Place- $150 Best Golf Cart- $100 Register. Please return entry forms no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, November 22nd Mail: DDA of Swainsboro, 101 W. Main Street, Swainsboro, GA 30401 Fax: (478) 237-3358 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org In-Person: Swainsboro City Hall Question? Contact the DDA at (478) 237-7025 or email@example.com Consent* I, the undersigned, agree that I have read and understand the guidelines included with the entry form and hereby agree to abide by them. I agree that neither Downtown Development Authority of Swainsboro, the City of Swainsboro, nor Emanuel County, nor any agents, employee or volunteer assumes any responsibility for any personal injury or property damage suffered in connection with the parade. I agree to release and hold harmless such parties from any claims for injury or damage.