The Parade of Lighted Floats
& Holiday Shopping Event
Saturday December 11th 2021 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm is a downtown Holiday Parade and Shopping/Dining event (taking place of the Festival of Lighted Boats this year). First Street will be closed from 4-6pm to cars and open only to pedestrian traffic. Santa will be doing photos near the library building, the Chamber will be selling hot cocoa, and the drive through displays will remain up for a walk-through experience as folks eat, shop and find their spot to watch the parade. The parade will begin at 6pm and the street will re-open immediately following. Please consider having a float in the parade!! Anything lit with holiday lights works great.
No throwing candy from floats - for the safety of attendees, please do not throw candy or other items from your float. If you wish to hand something out, please do so along the crowd line to avoid patrons running out toward the moving vehicles in the parade.
Entries should be lit up - after all, it is the Parade of Lighted Floats! Have fun decorating your entry with holiday lights so it can be seen. The parade will take place after dark so the more lights the better.
Animal entries must be accompanied by a clean up person.
Floats must return to the initial staging area by following Elm Street to E. Frontage Road and Kingwood Street to safely disassemble, have minors picked up by parents, etc. Please do not block roadways by doing this elsewhere! Traffic control is key to making this a safe event for all.
Please do not include a Santa or The Grinch in your entry. Both will be attending the parade and we don't want to cause confusion for children!
No vulgar language or offensive displays allowed.
Kalama Chamber reserves the right to refuse any entry or limit the number of entries.
Entries should be submitted no later than December 6th 2021. Late entries may be added if space allows. Do NOT show up without registering and receiving your confirmation email with parade instructions!
Parade Day Instructions:
Lineup will begin at 4:30 pm on the North end of 1st Street behind the Columbia Inn and Oyo Hotel. Use Kingwood Street to enter, 1st Street will be closed.
Please send one person to the check in table upon arrival to receive your entry number and any final instructions.
Please turn off vehicles once you have taken your place in the lineup.
All entrants must be checked in and lined up no later than 5:30 pm.
The parade will begin promptly at 6:00 pm.
At the end of the parade please continue back on E. Frontage Road to the initial staging area to safely disassemble, have minors picked up by parents, etc. Please do not block roadways by doing this elsewhere!