Christmas Parade

6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017


This is an application to participate in the 2017 Ocean City Christmas Parade.  We are always looking to include bands, dance groups, special guests, cheer squads, pageant titleholders and other acts in this very special holiday tradition.
The Ocean City Christmas Parade reserves the right to review and accept/deny any special unit entry request. This year we are looking to feature groups and guests that show a commitment to making this year’s parade an exceptional event for the participants and spectators along the route.
Applications are due by November 27, 2017. No exceptions! Your lineup information (including unit #, time of arrival and maps) will be emailed to you by November 29, 2017. 
We would appreciate an early reply by completing the online entry form below.
Questions Call: 609-525-9284 or email
SPECIAL UNITS CONSIST OF: Clowns, dance groups, cheer squads, musical groups, drill teams, antique vehicles, classic cars, pageant titleholders, business floats, etc.
All special units must be in place by 5:15 PM on Friday, December 1
1.  Vans, Trailers, Go Carts, ATV’s, etc. and equipment trucks are not permitted unless they are needed for the success of the group. Please be sure you include your need for the vehicles.
2.  No objects of any kind (including candy and autographs) may be thrown to Parade spectators. If you wish to give out candy, we ask that you walk along and hand deliver to spectators.
3.  Entries must not stop forward motion in order to perform.  Those doing so may result in being removed from the lineup.  You are to keep the proper 50 feet interval between units at all times.
4.  We are encouraging everyone really embraces the spirit of the season by decorating, adding music and illuminating your special act.
5.  All vehicle drivers must have a valid license, vehicle registration and insurance.   

6.  The use of alcohol by Parade participants before or during the Parade is strictly prohibited.  Smoking is not permitted along the parade route! Those doing so will be asked to leave the Parade.  

7.  Music, costuming and the overall look should be appropriate for a family audience.
Schedule (subject to change)
Parade day: Friday, December 1, 2017
Report time is 5:15 PM
Line up on Asbury Avenue by reporting to the intersection of 5th Street and Asbury
Parade steps off at 6:00 PM
Parade route travels Asbury Avenue 6th Street to 11th Street.
Complete the form below or use this printable version and return to Department of Community Services, 861 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226, Attn. Michael Hartman. Or e-mail