2021 Christmas Parade Entry

Saturday, December 11, 2021
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Parade To Start at HEB on Main st & end at the School

“Gingerbread House 2021”  PLEASE PRINT

Gatesville Chamber of Commerce wants to give our city a Christmas parade with the theme of Gingerbread house. this theme was picked of one of our many entries from Facebook nominated from someone in our community. It is a parade where floats and performers are driving down Main St. We will station parade entries behind HEB heading east, ending on lovers lane. 

Completed entry form with *entry fee* must be received by noon at the Chamber of Commerce office

in The Cotton Belt Depot Visitors Center, 2307 S. Hwy 36, Gatesville.

* $25 Early Bird Entry Fee until noon on Wednesday Dec 3, 2021

* $35 Entry Fee after noon on Wednesday Dec 2, 2021 until noon on Wednesday Dec 9, 2021

Stations posted by 5 pm on Thursday Dec 11, 2021 on the Depot doors, Facebook, and ​www.GatesvilleTX.info 

ENTRY FORM 

Name of Individual / Business / Organization Mailing Address

Contact Person

Entry Title 

Phone # 

Music with Entry?

Entry judged? 

Official judging and peoples choice awards will be for the duration of the parade 10:00ma-11:30am 

​Description of entry for reviewing stand 

Official start for all entries to be in place is 10:00am. see all the pageantry. 

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO GATESVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE or pay online Here

Type of Entry (fill in all that apply) 

​Float

​Band Automobile Other Vehicle Riding Club Other 

float length ______ feet ​Marching Unit

​Antique

​Bicycles 

​Horses/Mules 

vehicle length ______ feet ​Drill Team 

​New

​Motorcycles ​Walkers 

# in group ______ # in group ______ # in group ______ # in group ______ 

​ RULES: 1)​ All entries will begin set-up no sooner than the morning of the parade. ​2)​ Entries must be in place for the official start of the parade, which is 10:00am. ​3)​ No candy or other items may be thrown to vehicles or passersby. ​4)​ Best-in-Show Judging Divisions will be assigned by the parade committee: Division I-Non-Profit, Division II-Big Business (50+ Employees), Division III-Small Business (1-49 employees). All entries are included in the Peoples Choice Award. Official ballots may not be turned in prior to 11:30am. All official ballots will be received at the Chamber Depot or via online. 

Signature

Signature certifies acknowledgement, understanding, and consent to parade rules above. 

2021 CHRISTMAS PARADE REGULATIONS 

  1. Organizations and entries are responsible for providing vehicle(s) and trailer required to enter a float in the Parade. Please remember when designing and building your entry: the stability of the platform and the tow vehicle; weather; all aspects of safety for your entry are extremely important. 
  2. Entrants are responsible for faulty or unsafe equipment. Motorized vehicles must have current liability insurance. 
  3. Any drivers hauling entries to their parade location must have a valid State-issued driver’s License. 
  4. The Gatesville Chamber of Commerce assumes no liability for damage or injury caused by floats, vehicles, or other entries/participants entered in the parade. 
  5. Entries may have persons on the ground at their station to facilitate contactless donation sites. Persons on the ground must wear masks and remind onlookers to stay in their vehicles. No crowds at any station. 
  6. Horses or other animals should have ‘disposal’ persons assigned to pick up animal droppings. 
  7. NO CANDY OR OTHER ITEMS​ may be thrown to vehicle or observers. 
  8. NO ENTRY MAY HAVE A LIVE SANTA CLAUS​. Any float, vehicle, or entry that violates this policy will be removed from the parade line-up. There will only be one "real" Santa Claus, which is provided by the Chamber of Commerce at the Depot. 
  9. Dignitaries must furnish their own vehicle and identification signs. 
  10. The parade will occur at the same time as The Chamber of Commerce Market Days at the Depot. Also, this year’s parade kicks-off the holiday season of decorated store fronts. Keep an eye on Facebook! 
  11. Streets will close and traffic patterns will not change during the parade times. 

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO GATESVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 

  1. NO STREET VENDORS ALLOWED​ on the parade route without the written consent of the Gatesville Chamber of Commerce. 
  2. We encourage all participants in the parade to dress up and decorate their entry. 
  3. JUDGING Entries must be registered with the Chamber to be eligible to compete for awards. Judges decisions will be final. Entries will be judged in-line according to the following criteria and awards will be presented at the end of Market Days. Creativity 1 to 25 points Overall Appearance 1 to 25 points Theme Orientation 1 to 25 points Detail 1 to 25 points BONUS ​for Sound or Live Characters: 1 to 10 points 

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO GATESVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 



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LATE Parade/ Float Admission Dec 03 2021

$35.00+ $2.71 fee

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