Optimist Christmas Parade
It is almost time for the Beach Optimist 2017 Christmas Parade! DECEMBER 9th!
Registrations for entry are being accepted now: Christmas Parade registration
Parade Route Flyer: (see below)
The parade is proposed for December 09, 2017, starting at 5pm. There is no entrance fee required.
The parade will marshal at the Pier Park Wal-Mart, go down Powell Adams Rd, turn right onto Front Beach Rd, and turn right into Pier Park. It will travel through Pier Park and terminate in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Pier Park has agreed to place barriers at key locations to ensure the parade route is clear. See Parade Route attachment.
Last year we had 80 entrants ranging from a group of 2 people walking to support their political candidate, to high school marching bands, to the Panama City Beach Fire Department fire trucks. Most entrants were medium sized (20 or less participants) and were self-contained either walking en-masse, riding their own vehicle(s) (Corvette club), a flatbed type truck (Church groups), or a tow behind trailer (Football team). The Beach Mosquito Control and the Panama City Beach Fire Department had the largest vehicles. Most entrants tossed candy to the crowds.
This year we have requested that all vehicles with more than three axles provide sufficient adult wheel walkers to ensure the safety of the on-lookers. No candy may be thrown from floats. It can only be handed out by walkers.