All News News Posted September 29, 2022 By Choose Marshall

Christmas Parade Application

58th Annual Marshall Christmas Parade • Monday, November 28, 2022 at 7PM

The Marshall Christmas Parade has been a family tradition for almost 60 years. The parade brings together family and friends to enjoy the sights and sounds, and for many it marks the beginning of the holiday season. Participants have the very important responsibility to ensure viewers are dazzled by each and every entry.

As is tradition, the parade will be held on the Monday after Thanksgiving, November 28, 2022 and will begin at 7:00 pm.

2022 THEME: “Snow Globe Scenes” We are looking for colorful and creative representations of the holiday season, especially reflecting the parade theme.

DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY Tuesday, November 15, 2022.


  • All entries MUST be decorated for the holidays and be WELL LIGHTED. This is a nighttime parade so lights are necessary for the safety of parade attendees and participants, as well as for their entertainment value.
  • Marching bands, walkers, etc. MUST be in uniform, costume or wear holiday-appropriate attire.
  • All participants are required to keep pace with the parade marshal, keeping gaps to a minimum between groups/floats to ensure a smooth and continuous parade.
  • Santa is not allowed on any entry.
  • Candy is to be tossed out by walking participants ONLY and NOT thrown from vehicles or floats. To keep the parade moving quickly, candy should be tossed into the space where cars are normally parked. This will force bystanders/candy grabbers out of the center of the road to keep them safe, and keep the parade moving faster than if items are handed out.
  • Gun shots and cannons are not allowed. Live fire/flames are allowed only with special permission.
  • Any group containing animals MUST include a clean-up crew. No one wants to step in a mess!
  • Vehicles on trailers are not permitted without prior approval.

FINAL APPROVAL OF PARTICIPATION AND DECORATION OF ENTRY WILL BE HELD AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHRISTMAS COMMITTEE. Please read all of the requirements carefully and fill out the application completely. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be accepted.

Parade instructions are emailed out the week prior to the parade. If you have questions, please contact Kimber Thompson at 269-781-5163 or [email protected]. Choose Marshall Welcome Center ~ 323 W. Michigan Avenue, Marshall, MI 49068 • 269-781-5163