2020 Christmas & Holiday Parade - Mini Virtual Edition

2020 Holiday Parade

Decorate a shoebox-sized float for your group, organization, family, school, etc. and we'll film the "parade" in front of a backdrop and include commentary from the emcee - just like the real thing!   



The parade will be broadcast on Facebook and on our website on Saturday, December 5 at 3:00 pm.  



An entry form must be filled out for each float.  All participation rules and the entry form can be found here.  



Gloucester Parks, Recreation & Tourism

The Stewart Building

6382 Main Street

Gloucester, VA 23061


Floats must be dropped off by Tuesday, December 1 at 12:00 pm.  


Since this isn’t our traditional parade, we’re having fun with categories.  Prizes will be awarded for the most creative interpretation – good luck!


“Moving Down Main” – can you make your float move?

“All Natural Gloucester” – make your best float using items from nature (berries, pinecones, leaves, etc.)

“On the Water” – pay homage to the water that’s shaped life in Gloucester

“Snow GLO” – snow & lights are essential for the perfect holiday scene

“My House” – show us your house, miniature style

“How COVID Can’t Steal Christmas” – things are different, but let’s show how resilient Gloucester can be

“Hometown Gloucester” – show us what Gloucester means to you



  • Floats should depict the theme: “Hometown Holiday”
  • Floats should be approximately 9”L x 4”H x 4”W (rectangle tissue box) to 12”L x 9”H x 9”W (women’s size 11 or men’s size 9 shoebox)
  • The bottom of the float must be flat so it can be pulled.   Working wheels are OK but not required. 
  • The parade will travel left to right across the screen, so please decorate accordingly.


QUESTIONS?  Call PRT at 693-2355 or email prt@gloucesterva.info