Late August - The parade theme is selected and the applications are posted on this site for download.
November 15th - deadline for applying before $50 late fee is added.
November 15th- Line-up is posted on the website and updated as needed.(It will be posted on Facebook and this site as soon as possible).
Tues. Before Thanksgiving - Grand Marshal announced. Block captains assigned to assist entrants lining up. They will contact entrants before the parade.
Tuesday After Thanksgiving - PARADE NIGHT! Entries should be in position by 5:30 for Judging.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Parade Route?
The parade begins on Broad Street at 1st Avenue and ends at 6th Avenue in front of City Hall where Santa lights the Christmas tree.
How much does it cost?
- There is a $100 entry fee up to November 15th and a late fee of $50 will be added on entries accepted after the November 15th deadline.
Can I sell goods or food on the sidewalk during the parade?
-All vendors must contact the City of Rome Business License Department for a temporary vendor license. (706) 236-4459.
Do you have a lost and found for items lost during the parade?
- No, the parade committee only organizes and manages the parade itself. You may report lost items to the Rome Police Department.
The 2023 Christmas Parade Theme is:
CHRISTmas: It's a Wonderful Life
Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Rain Date: November 30th
Download the 2023 Parade Application here:
Download the 2023 Parade Rules here: