Parade Application

Annual Downtown Christmas Parade

The 2020 Parade of Lights is scheduled December 4, 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.

Information (2020)


Parade of Lights


All participants must complete an application or apply online (available soon). Please read application carefully. Only floats, marching units and vehicles are eligible to participate. Not allowed are horses, dirt bikes, crotch rockets, go-carts, bicycles, continuous horns, sirens and political messaging.  All operators of motorized vehicles must be 16 years of age or older.  

Entry Fee


Lights & Decorations

All entrants 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


Jordan Street between Johnson and Houston Streets.  Vehicles facing east.  Arrive between 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM.


Judging will take place at 5  PM in the staging area


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