Parade Application

Annual Downtown Christmas Parade

The 2016 annual Downtown Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 3, beginning at 6 PM.

The City of Greenville Main Street Office organizes the event each year. For more information, contact the Main Street Office at (903) 457-3138 or by Email.

Apply Online



Parade of Lights


All participants must complete an application or apply online (see above). Please read application carefully.

Entry Fee


Lights & Decorations

All floats must have holiday decorations and lighting


For safety, no candy or other items may be thrown into the crowd; however, you may walk beside your float and hand out candy


  • Staging area is on Jordan Street (vehicles facing east) and begins at 4 PM
  • Enter Jordan Street from Johnson Street
  • Antique cars and floats will be staged together and the parade line-up will be in the order of arrival
  • Everyone must arrive and be in the staging area prior to 5:30 pm due to street closures
  • Only vehicles in parade are allowed in staging area


All animals will be at the end of the parade and are to be bagged or must provide walker to follow behind the entry for clean-up. 





Judging begins at 5 p.m.


  • 1st & 2nd place overall
  • Theme Awards & Spirit of Christmas Awards
  • Automobile Awards