Christmas Parade Is Saturday In Manchester

ChristmasThe annual Manchester Christmas Parade will be held one week later this year, this Saturday, December 6 at 7 p.m.
The 2014 parade will go with the theme “Christmas Candy Land.” City officials say they moved the parade from its traditional Saturday after Thanksgiving because of many request from people that are out of town during Thanksgiving week.
This year, a non-refundable entry fee of $30 must accompany the application form. The hard deadline to submit an application and entry fee is Dec. 1. Law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency service agencies, doctor’s offices, school sports teams, hospitals, schools, bands, emergency care, churches and government agencies may enter the parade without an entry fee. Please remember that as in years past the City of Manchester will place a float in the parade that will be carrying Santa Claus. Other floats are not permitted to have a Santa on board.
The top three floats as named by judges will receive monetary prizes; including $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place. Judging will be based on use of theme, originality and effort, according to parade rules.
Throwing candy from moving vehicles and floats is prohibited. You may have participants walking alongside the display to pass wrapped candy to parade viewers and horses are prohibited.