Freqently Asked Questions
HOW DO I ENTER THE PARADE?
To enter the Parade, please fill out our Online Form. Additional information, including the year's Theme can be found on the Entries page.
WHEN ARE PARADE ENTRIES OPEN?
Entries for the Parade usually open on the second Saturday in October and close on Thanksgiving Day.
WHAT IS THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR?
Information about the Theme for this years Parade can be found on our Entries Page.
WILL THE PARADE BE CANCLED DUE TO WEATHER?
The Redding Lighted Christmas Parade is a winter parade. The Parade will run in all weather conditions (including rain and snow). The parade will only be canceled when the safety of the public is at risk.
WHAT AM I ALLOWED TO ENTER?
Any entry is allowed as long as it follows the Parade Rules. If you have en entry that is not covered by these rules, feel free to Contact Us to ask any questions you might have.
WHAT DAY/TIME IS THE PARADE?
The Parade is always on the first Saturday in December. The Parade starts at 6pm, but the streets surrounding the Parade route will close earlier. Please see our Maps page for more information.
WHEN IS THE THEME CONTEST AND HOW DO I ENTER?
The Theme Contest usually runs from September 1st to September 30th. Ideas can be submitted either by our Theme Contest page, or by filling out the Contact Us form and including "Theme Contest" in the subject line.
DO YOU HAVE/ALLOW VENDORS?
Due to the location of the parade route, we do not have room for vendors.
If you have questions about entries, sponsorships, rules, or the parade in general, please send us a message using the form below or by one of the methods listed here.