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Join in or enjoy the Downtown Odessa Parade of Lights

Downtown Odessa and the City of Odessa Parks & Recreation Department bring you the Annual

 

  Parade of Lights Logo

 

WHEN:  Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

ROUTE: South on Andrews Highway from 23rd Street, West on 3rd Street to Medical Center Hospital (MCH) parking lot for de-staging. All riders will de-stage there and be bused back to the Odessa College parking lot. NO PICK UP AT MCH ALLOWED.

TIME: Line-up begins at 3 p.m. in the Odessa College parking lot beside the Sports Center off University. 
The parade begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. All entries must be in the parade line-up by 6 p.m.

AWARDS: Award announcements will be sent to the Odessa American and will be formally presented at a January City Council Meeting

REGISTRATION: You may begin registering on October 1, 2019 at 8am. Payment is due in order to consider an application complete. The registration deadline is December 3rd at 5pm. Registering after this date will incur a $20 late fee in addition to your regular entry fee and will make you ineligible for prizes.

 

CATEGORIES & PRIZES:

Description Entry Fee Awards
1st 2nd 3rd
Commercial/Business- Best Lighted Float

$5($25 for each additional vehicle, maximum of 4 additional vehicles per application)

due with registration
$2,000 $1,000 $500

Community Organization- Best Lighted Float

(Non-Profit, Churches, Boy/Girl Scouts, Children’s Associations, etc.)

$2($10 for each additional vehicle, maximum of 4 additional vehicles per application)

due with registration
$2,000 $1,000 $500
School- Best Lighted School Entry No Fee Plaque Plaque Plaque
Individual or Family- Best Lighted Float or Vehicle

$2($10 for each additional vehicle, maximum of 4 additional vehicles per application)

due with registration
$500

Mayor’s Award(All Categories Eligible To Enter)

Most Creative, Original, and Spirited Float

$25in addition to your fee listed above

due with registration
$500

GENERAL RULES 

•    All entries will be given their entry number in advance and a timeslot as to when to arrive onsite. A copy of your entry number will be placed on the passenger’s door of the float or lead vehicle by a Parks department or Downtown Odessa representative at the time of line-up in the Odessa College parking lot.

•    All entries MUST:

− be able to keep up with parade speed
− be DECORATED IN WORKING CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
NOT STOP to perform which causes gaps in parade. Failure to follow this rule will result in removal from the parade and will prohibit you from entry in 2020.
NOT exceed 13’ 6” tall
NOT CONTAIN SANTAS! There is only one official Santa who will make his appearance at the end of the parade. Any entry with a live or stuffed Santa will be asked to withdraw. 

All entry fees can be paid with cash, credit card, or check. Please make check out to Downtown Odessa Inc.  

  • Option #1 - Fill out registration form online 
  • Option #2 - Mail registration form to:      Downtown Odessa, Inc.
                                                                   PO BOX 4398
                                                                   Odessa, TX 79760
  • Option #3 - Email registration form to:  amoulakis@odessa-tx.gov
  • Option #4 - Drop-off to:                         Downtown Odessa, Inc. 
                                                                  119 W 4th Street, Suite 103
                                                                  Odessa, TX 79761

For more information about the Parade of Lights including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Downtown Odessa Inc. or click here.

 

Help make downtown Odessa shine by decorating your storefront! Businesses located in the downtown footprint (1st street to 10th street, Bernice Avenue to Adams Avenue) are eligible to enter. 

Registration for the 2019 contest opens at 8am on October 1st!

 

 Downtown Odessa Logo 

Contact Information
Downtown Odessa, Inc.
119 W. 4th Street, Suite 103
Odessa, Texas 79761
Phone: 432-335-4682
Email:  amoulakis@odessa-tx.gov