2015 Santa's Old Bridge Parade

Santa arrives Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. (2012 parade photo by Larry Housden)

Parade Route

Parade Route: Harbor Drive in Lake Ridge. Drop off point for walking participants is on Minnieville Road at Harbor Drive. Staging will take place in the old VDOT lot at the corner of Harbor Drive and Minnieville Road. Parking is available in the new commuter lot on Minnieville Road and inside the Tackett’s Mill Shopping Center. Harbor Drive will be closed for the parade. Marching time about 1 hour.

2015 Santa’s Old Bridge Parade INFORMATION and RULES

Entry form

Parade guide

Date and Time: 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015.

Theme: Rock and Roll Christmas

Entry Fee: $30. Check or Credit Card.

Bad Weather: If weather is severe, parade will be cancelled.

Email address: paradesanta@gmail.com

Safety, Insurance, Traffic and Crowd Control issues:

General Information

Decorated vehicles: Decorations in keeping with «Rock Out Holidays» theme encouraged.

Holiday Sounds: Each group is encouraged to have a sound to capture the spirit of the parade and to avoid dead spots. Sounds can be as simple as a holiday song, cheers, jingling bells, shoe taps, clapping routine, taped music, etc.

No Santa Clauses: The only Santa will be at the end of the Parade. Do not plan any kind of «Santa» with your unit. Several Santas are confusing to children.

Uniforms/Costumes: All parade participants should be in full uniform or costume to be easily identified as a group. Warm clothing should be worn under uniform or costume. Santa hats ok.

Unit Identification: Each unit shall have an identifying sign or banner with name of participant or participating organization. Please cover advertising to preserve the noncommercial spirit of the Parade.

Briefing / Information: Call Observer newspaper office at 703-369-5253 with questions.

Cancellations: If unit must withdraw, please call us at 703-369-5253. Night before parade call 703-361-5379. Parade morning call 703-380-3401. No refunds.

Judging and awards: Units will be judged during the parade. Judging criteria: adherence to theme, overall appeal and precision.

Parking: Parking in the lineup area is for parade vehicles. Please park personal vehicles at WSHS lower lot and walk to assigned lineup position.

Submission of entry form constitutes accptance of terms & conditions set forth above.