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 win great prizes including the coveted “Mayor’s Cup” awarded to the best overall entry!

***All entries must be lighted and Santa is not allowed on your float. He will be on the Chamber float at the end of the parade to light the community Christmas tree!***


Best Overall Entry “Mayor’s Cup” – Quasar Energy Services

Best Float – St. Mary’s School

Best Dance/Drill Team:  Cheetah Cheer

Best Band: Callisburg High School Band

Best Riding/Horse Drawn:  Refinery Road Vet Clinic

Best Business Float:  AZZ Surface Technologies

Best Car/Motorcycle/ATV Club: The Golf Cart Group