Floats are elaborately decorated platforms, either built on a vehicle like a truck or towed behind one. This is a night-time parade, so the more lights, the merrier!
Marching Units range from unique groups such as a synchronized drill team, ROTC, walking costumed characters, pompom squads, and dance teams.
Motorized units are self-propelled units such as classic cars, motorcycles, military, and all-terrain vehicles that are decorated to follow the theme of the parade. They can be as small as golf carts or as large as flat beds.
Animal units may include horses, whether with a rider or attached to a horse-drawn carriage, or any other four-legged animals such as dogs and camels.
Bands are a group of individuals with musical instruments who march or walk with precision while playing music.