Parade Application

Annual Downtown Christmas Parade

The 2017 annual Downtown Christmas Parade is scheduled Friday, December 15, 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 




Judging begins at 5 p.m.


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