Step off Time: 5:45p - TV Time: 6:00p (rain or shine)
Location: Downtown Palm Springs, California
Theme: Celebrate the Holidays
Parade Route: One mile – The parade will start at the corner of S. Palm Canyon Drive and Ramon Road. It will proceed on S. Palm Canyon Drive to Tamarisk Road.
Anticipated Attendance: 80,000
Television Broadcast: The parade will be broadcast live on KMIR, NBC affiliate for Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. The broadcast has the potential to reach the more than 350,000 residents of the area.
Parade entries: Participants are selected for their entertainment value, uniqueness, size, appearance, appeal to children and to a television audience. We have updated our parade criteria and guidelines to further enhance parade entries and to help showcase your organization's best. We cannot guarantee TV time for all entries accepted to participate.
Join the cast of giant helium balloons, cartoon and storybook characters, guest celebrities, creative floats, specialty units, and marching bands!
Please read general parade guidelines. We have updated our guidelines and entry criteria. Respond early to be considered for placement in the parade.
Parade organizers will review applicants and notify you of acceptance by email.
For updated information on the parade, please visit our website at www.psfestivaloflights.com
There will be two workshops presentations, mandatory to attend one of the workshops for float, vehicle and specialty unit entries. Workshops will take place on Monday, September 24 and Tuesday, September 25 at 6:00pm at City of Palm Springs - 401 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA
Entry Deadline - September 17