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2018 Parade Information

2018 Parade Information

Well folks, it’s getting to be that time of year again!  Parade day will be here before you know it!

The 2018 Venice Holiday Parade documentation can be found on the Parade Application Page

Just a FYI, there is some construction taking place in downtown Venice that may or may not alter our normal staging area and parade route.  Despite the construction however, the parade will go on!

We will keep you informed of any changes to the parade route or staging area as we become aware of them.

Downtown Venice construction schedule

 

2017 Venice Holiday Parade Awards

2017 Venice Holiday Parade Awards

CITY of VENICE HOLIDAY PARADE JUDGES AWARDS

Santa’s Choice
Historic Spanish Point

Most Creative
H & H Signs

Most Unique
Sun Coast Superior Remodeling

Best Holiday Theme
Advanced Asphalt of South West Florida

Best Holiday Music
Venice Masonic Lodge #301

Jingle Bell Youth Award
The Warehouse Teens

Most Inspiring
Center for Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

Brightest Holiday Lights
Venice Florida Corvettes

Judges Choice
Bowersox Plumbing

Notable Mention
White’s Diesel Performance

 

 

2017 Parade Photos!

2017 Parade Photos!

OK Folks! Let’s see em! If you’d like your favorite photos added to this years photo album please do one of the following…

You can…
– send your photos to photos@veniceholidayparade.com
– post them as a reply to this post
– upload them to your personal cloud based storage provider (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.) and send us the shared link (either by email or by pasting the link in a reply to this post)
– If you have some other way to send your photos, we’ll do our best to accommodate!

2017 Parade Route And Other Info

2017 Parade Route And Other Info

Over the last few weeks some questions have come through the website.  Thank you!  A FAQ page was created but I’ll create a post with the same info that is currently there.  If anyone has any other questions please comment on this post.  Thank you!

VHP 2017 – Due to construction behind the Community Center, the units going to the right at the end will instead be taken around the west side of Blaylock Park.

Questions are in bold, answers are in italics.

When is the 2017 parade?
2017 42 nd Annual City of Venice Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Staging Starts at 3pm
Pre-parade Starts at 5pm
Parade Starts 7pm

 

What date and time will we be able to put our chairs out along parade route?
The City Ordinance allows for the placement of chairs on the parade route after 6:00PM on Wednesday.

 

Do you know what TV channel it will be on?
Sadly, it will not be televised this year.  Previous years it was aired on SNN

 

Where can participants park ?
All parking is on the streets of the City. Best place for participants is somewhere around the Community Center as that is where the parade ends.
There will hopefully be extra parking around the High School and the Publix parking lot. In other words, attendees are on their own for parking.

 

Is there a theme to the 2017 Christmas Parade that should be considered when working up floats?
The theme is Holiday (Christmas) anything beyond that is secondary. Just simple advertisements will not be allowed in the parade. All applicants have declared what they are doing.

2017 Parade date & time

2017 Parade date & time

We’ve received a few inquiries about the date/time of this years parade.  According to the application paperwork, the parade date & time info is…

2017 42 nd Annual City of Venice Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Staging Starts at 3pm
Pre-parade Starts at 5pm
Parade Starts 7pm

Please let me know if you have any other questions! Thank you!

Getting close!

Getting close!

That time of the year is right around the corner!  The 2017 parade application and other important info is on the Application page!

New website!

New website!

Thank you for checking out our new format & layout for the Venice Holiday Parade website!  Please let us know what you think!

We’re very excited to offer this new format.  Our hope is that this new site will provide a more enjoyable experience for you to look at pictures from previous parades and to get information about upcoming events!

Welcome to the Venice Holiday Parade!

Welcome to the Venice Holiday Parade!

Continuing a 40 year old tradition, the City of Venice Holiday Parade is the perfect “kick off” to the holiday season in Venice, Florida. Over 3 thousand enthusiastic and creative participants representing approximately 120 local companies, schools, churches, social organizations and music groups join together to make this community family event fun for all ages.

Thousands of spectators line the parade route early to find and secure their perfect spot to enjoy the festivities.

Bring your appetite! Pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and goodies are offered for sale by high school booster clubs, Scouts and local Non-Profit service groups all along the parade route.

Pre-parade entertainment begins at 5 o’clock. Music begins to fill the air, the lighting of the downtown holiday decorations begin to sparkle with the sunset and the fun is just beginning .

Family friends and out of town guests will all enjoy this community centered holiday experience that you will never forget and keep you returning for years to come!