Fair Grove Lions Club
Thomasville Christmas Parade Frequently Asked Questions
The Thomasville Christmas Parade is always on the Saturday before
Thanksgiving Day. This years parade is on November 22, 2014. Parade
will start at 3:00pm (rain or shine). First entry (Color Guard) should approach downtown at approximately 3:15pm.
Parade should last about an hour. Live channel 13 coverage should
begin at 3:00 pm.
Main Street downtown Thomasville from Maple Street
(underpass) to Hoover Street (Lexington Ave.).
Click here for Thomasville street map
Julian Avenue from East Main to Sunrise
and a portion of East Main (front of TFI) will be closed to through
traffic from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm. We
will paint lineup numbers on the right and left sides of the road.
Parents will be permitted in the lineup to drop off kids.
The Santa float (sponsored by the
Thomasville Chamber of Commerce) is a good example of a professional
float. These floats are parade ready and come with a driver. Only eight
floats are available each year and Richie Floats rotates from their 50+
floats. We will always offer the previous year float rentals an opportunity
to repeat. Go to the Parade Floats
page of this website for more information.
Go to the Entry Form page
of this website and print a form for each entry.
Elected officials (Mayor, etc.) and
public safety (Fire Dept, etc) pay no entry fee. Student body
elected queens and cheerleaders pay no entry if their marching band
is in the parade. Non profits (churches, etc.) pay $25 per space and
commercial pay $50 per space.
Two parking lot
spaces back to back. If you’re slightly over it's OK but a tractor
trailer for example will not fit in one space.
Lineup position will not be final until the
Thursday before parade. It will be posted
on the Parade Lineup page of this
website and should be published in the Thomasville Times Saturday
(day of parade).
E-Mail the form to our Lions Club Treasurer
"Patricia Carroll" at
email@example.com She will fill it out and send it back.
Luther Watford (Parade Chairman) (336)
Fair Grove Lions Club Thomasville, North Carolina