Parade

You won't want to miss the nightly favorite of the lighted parade at dusk (Approximately 5:30pm) down Main Street.  Enjoy different business and group floats all celebrating the holiday spirit.  And don't miss out on the Dickens sponsored hot chocolate that will be roaming the streets during. 


Prizes Sponsored By: Reservation Telephone Cooperative

Parade Rules & Judging Information:

  • Theme- Best display of Christmas Holiday theme
  • Lighting- Best display of lighting effects
  • Sound- Best use of sound effects
  • Mechanical- Best display of moving parts
  • Overall Appearance- Best overall display
  • To be eligible for the prize money, parade entires must participate in ALL scheduled parades for the Dickens Village Festival.  $1500.00 worth of prizes to be awarded!
    Judges Vote: $600 (1st), $400 (2nd), $250.00 (3rd), $250.00 (4th)
  • Fill out an entry form & bring with you on the first night.


Lighted Parade Float Grant

The Dickens Village Festival Committee has established a grant program for creating or upgrading a float unit for the Dickens Festival Lighted Parade.  All Garrison based businesses, groups and organizations are eligible.  Check out more information and to fill out an application here.