“Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade


A holiday tradition for the young, and young at heart.

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 66th annual Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade. The event has been held each December for more than 60 years, making it the oldest continuous holiday parade in Central Florida.

More than 80 organizations participate including marching bands, local police and fire departments, scouting groups, local dignitaries and, of course, Santa Claus.


Important Dates:
August 10 – Applications open to Chamber members
August 24 – Applications open to the general public
September 28 – Applications close
October 26 – Accepted applicants notified
November 9 – All entry payments due
November 30 – Mandatory meeting for all parade participant representatives


*Deadline to apply for the parade is September 28. To register.


Date : Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9am to 10:30am

Event location : Park Avenue, Winter Park, Florida

Contact : Ally Stricker at astricker@winterpark.org or call (407) 644-8281

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