Your parade entry must be safe for participants and spectators. So:
Secure all loose set or props if you have a float - nothing can fall onto the spectators or participants
No animals please
No throwing lollies (or anything else!)
Any float must be less than 4.5m in height and 2.5m in width
Any vehicle must have a current WOF and be driven by an appropriately licenced driver
Any electrical equipment or special effects must be operated by a competent person and
have appropriate fire safety equipment on board
All parade entry participants need to be supervised - particularly if they are children
Your parade entry must be appropriate for small children to watch. We reserve the right to withdraw
your parade entry on the day if it is not deemed appropriate. So:
No political or sensitive material
Christmas theme only - no blatant advertising a product or cause
No handing out flyers
Only age appropriate messages please
If in doubt, ask!
There is only one Father Christmas in the Parade, and he is on the Parade Santa Float. Please do
not have a Father Christmas as part of your parade entry.
You need to supply two marshals with your float. They will be provided with fluro vests, and be
responsible for ensuring the safety of all your participants. There will also be Marshals sited around the
route. You need to follow their instructions while the parade is on.
The costs relating to your entry or damage incurred to your property or personnel injury in the parade
are your own responsibility, not the parade organizers. You agree to do everything within reason to
keep yourselves safe, and will comply with instructions from organizers and the Police, who will be
leading and following the parade.
Remember - everyone is there to enjoy themselves in the spirit of Christmas.
Decorated Bike Rules
You need to be between 4 and 12 years old,
You need to have a bike that you can ride around the parade route.
(You can bring a big person to walk with you if you need one).
You will need to wear a helmet, so plan your design around that.