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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Ocala Christmas Parade deadline to participate extended to end of October, volunteers needed

The deadline to participate in this year’s Ocala Christmas Parade has been extended to the end of the month.

According to the Friends of the Christmas Parade, the deadline to apply to participate in this year’s parade is Sunday, October 31. They are also seeking parade day volunteers and committee members.

This year’s parade, which is themed “A Heroes’ Christmas,” will take place on Saturday, December 11.

There are a variety of ways to participate in the 2021 Ocala Christmas Parade, including floats, which are comprised of decorated trailers pulled by trucks, flatbed trucks, or other towed units.

2019 Ocala Christmas Parade

Cars, trucks, and motorcycles may also participate in the parade, as well as costumed walkers, drill teams, and other marching units. Community and marching bands from public and private schools may apply as well.

The parade also allows for horses, dogs, camels, and other animals to apply to participate, so long as they can keep the pace of the parade.

For more information, or to apply to participate in this year’s festivities, visit the Ocala Christmas Parade Application webpage.