Christmas Parade

The Annual Lighted Christmas Parade rolls through Downtown Gainesville on the first Thursday of December.

Local businesses, schools, churches, and civic organizations enter to spread Christmas
cheer and win great prizes including the coveted “Mayor’s Cup”,
awarded to the best overall entry!

2023 Theme: ELF!
$20 Entry Fee

*$100 Entry Fee for Auto Groups of 6 or more 2-axle vehicles – Floats not applicable


Best Overall Entry “Mayor’s Cup” – Tierra Real Estate

Holly Jolly Youth Aware – Lil’ Leopards Learning Ladder

Santa’s Sleigh Aware – Glenn Polk Auto Group

Holiday Spirit Aware – Matthew McGhee

Jingle Bells Award – Victory Life Tabernacle

Reindeer Friends Award – 4H Courageous Canines

Christmas Star Award – Nortex Communications