Parade Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM
2020 Parade Theme: A Heroes' Christmas.
Grand Marshal: TBD
Welcome to the OFFICIAL website of the Ocala Christmas Parade hosted by Friends of the Christmas Parade, Inc. The parade is held on the second Saturday in December starting at 5:30 PM
If your organization is accepted to participate in the parade a representative from your group MUST ATTEND one of the two mandatory meetings to pick up information packets including your parking passes. Meeting information will be sent out with acceptance letters.
Friends of the Christmas Parade Inc. is working with local officials to develop protocols for all participants of the Ocala Christmas Parade in order to provide the safest environment possible. Complete plan details will be included in packets during the mandatory packet pickup sessions.
Applications are due by October 31, 2020. Acceptance notifications will go out November 18, with packet pickup meetings between November 19 to 25. The delay in the notification and meetings is due to the final review and permitting of the event by the City of Ocala in consideration of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Friends of the Christmas Parade, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization. Our committee will make every effort to quickly respond to your questions, but ask for your patience in responding to your emails regarding applications, mandatory packet pickup, and bleacher seating.