Wallington Fire Department's 15th Holiday Parade

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Reply Jacqueline M Lakatos
7:08 PM on November 27, 2014 
Have heard about this but never able to make it. My son is a firefighter and we love Xmas. This would be great to see. Wondering what is best time to arrive? And where us best to park and get a spot to watch. Thank You.
Reply Rachel
8:25 PM on November 21, 2014 
We have been going to this parade for years.....We have an Awesome time and it is a lot of fun and really gets you into the Spirit of the Holidays! Looking forward to it again!!


Major Parade Rules

You must Decorate your vehcile or float with Holiday Lights and Deorations

NO DRINKING OF ALCOHOL PERMITTED.

ABSOLUTELY NO DRINKIING on top of a fire truck during parade,.

 Please bring all your vehicles to the parade registration at once. We cannot honor any requests to have a late arriving vehicle be STAGED with you.  You must ALL arrive together.

 Absolutely No Santa Claus’s allowed on your vehicle. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the end of Parade

 Play Holiday Music  ONLY  9NO SIRENS0 ThisParade is for the Kids, please, please play Holiday Music ,

No Sirens or Horns.  OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LAWS AFTER THE END OF THE PARADE (AT MONUMENT)

Absolutely NO Throwing of candy/toys off vehicles

 No “showing” of alcohol on vehicle.

 This is a Ride Thru Parade – No Walking Along Vehicles

 All vehicles MUST have a designated driver who will be banded as a non-drinker, and must be present at registration.

 All vehicles MUST STAY in the staging area at all times.

 All vehicles used for your entry must be in their assigned staging area by 5:30 PM. absolutely, no vehicles will be allowed in after 5:30 PM. Your entry must come as one group, we can’t accommodate any requests,

 There is NO MARCHING or WALKING - it is a RIDE THROUGH PARADE. Fire department and squad uniforms are not required. Holiday attire is requested.

 Use portable bathrooms at strategic locations in staging or the parade route. Be respectful and courteous if using a resident’s bathrooms. Please take your garbage with you, do not leave on road or in staging area.

 FLOATS MUST NOT BE WIDER THAN 12 FEET. The parade route goes thru the Wallington High School parking lot and the fences are only 12 feet wide.

 Vehicles and floats will be judged based on creativity, originality, and the use of lights, music and theme into your entry. We encourage you to use Holiday Music and to have your organization's banner, company name, or municipality displayed on the vehicle for the judges. If this is not displayed, your entry will not be judged.

 No entry may stop to perform at any point along the parade route. The only exception is for the judges at the reviewing stand area. If your vehicle breaks down, leave / push it off to the side of the route. Parade marshals along the route will monitor entries.

 Absolutely no Santa or Santa costumes will be allowed on any vehicle or float or your entry will be disqualified. Santa and Mrs. Claus are on the last Wallington Fire Truck.

 Vehicles with floats may not exceed 45 total feet in length and 13 feet in height this includes the towing vehicle. Please do not put an inflatable character(s) on top of fire apparatus or floats that will exceed height restriction. There are very low hanging wires and branches along the parade route. This is very important so our parade can move along at a reasonable pace.

 No water (hose streams, extinguishers, etc.) is permitted at any time prior to, during, or following the parade.

 Any company, department or organization not adhering to these above rules will be immediately disqualified from all trophies and prohibited from entering future holiday parades in Wallington.