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
In-Person: Swainsboro City Hall
Question? Contact the DDA at (478) 237-7025 or email@example.com