50th Annual Ashland/Hanover Olde Time Holiday Parade

Welcome to the online registration system for the
50th Annual Ashland/Hanover Olde Time Holiday Parade

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 P.M. in Ashland *Note new step off time this year!

Please note: All entries are to be made through this electronic system.
The continuing theme is “Olde Time Holidays” and you are encouraged to develop your entry around this theme.


This form will ask you several questions about your parade entry. Please be as accurate and complete as you can. You will be asked to provide a 3 or 4 sentence narrative about your entry for our parade announcer.

Entrants must agree to follow all the rules set forth by the parade committee, including:

• Participants and parade units should not be in the staging area before 12:30 p.m. but
Not later than 1:15 P.M.

• Parking and staging space is limited, therefore Please assemble all members of the Unit outside the parade area and come through the Check Point as a group, either walking, on a float, or in a single drop off vehicle. Follow the directions from the Parade Marshal and the Ashland Town Police. Only Parade Vehicles will be allowed to remain in the staging area - Please carpool if possible.

• Due to SAFETY considerations, NO CANDY OR ANY OTHER OBJECTS will be dispensed from any float or vehicle along the parade route. Walkers with the float can hand materials to spectators.

• Banners, signs and announcements will be limited to the name of the group, or the name of the sponsor, and should include an appropriate seasonal greeting in keeping with the theme.  ALL units will be expected to be appropriately decorated for the season! 

• The Parade Committee will provide the only Santa Claus for the Parade.

• All animal units must PROVIDE a pooper-scooper in the staging and disbanding areas, as well as throughout the parade route.

• Your unit location assignment number will be mailed the second week of November and must be displayed on a prominent location on your entry.

•Units will be judged in the following categories:
  • Best Decorated Float
  • Best Decorated Vehicle
  • Most Spirited/Themed
  • Best Overall Entry
  • Judges Choice
•Results will be posted on our website: AshlandVaKiwanis.org.
Please remember that this is a Family-Friendly Holiday Parade: Please Dress and Decorate appropriately.