Parade Terms and Conditions

Event date: Saturday, December 3, 2022

All equestrian groups are to have their own clean-up team (pooper scoopers)
No alcoholic beverages of any kind are allowed in staging/de-staging areas, on floats nor may they be consumed by participants before or during the parade.
Candy, gifts, etc. may NOT be thrown from floats. 
Literature may NOT be handed out.
All children eight (8) years of age or under, including infants and strollers must ride on a float or in a vehicle. No strollers or children on bicycles are allowed on the street.
Parade participants may not jump onto or off any float or moving vehicle and may not interfere with any other unit in the parade.
Entries cannot depict blood, any type of violence, drugs, illegal activities, or other actions deemed inappropriate by the Queen Creek Holiday Festival and Parade. 
Entry fees will not be refunded.
Failure by a participant or parent(s) of participant(s) to obey any police officer or parade official will be cause for that entry to be removed from the parade.
All vehicle drivers must have a valid driver’s license in their possession. All motorized vehicles must have liability insurance in effect on the day of the event and the driver must present a valid insurance card if it is requested.
A minimum of on 2A-10BC type fire extinguisher must be provided on all float units.
All entrants will be checked in before entering the parade line. Any entry which does not conform to the signed application or rules will be disqualified and may not be allowed into the parade, and entry fees will not be refunded. 
There is one official Santa in this parade, no other Santa costumes or Santa depictions are permitted. 
Please incorporate the theme of the parade in your float design, if possible: Christmas in Candyland. 

Parade Staging:
Check-in begins at 1:00PM
Group/entry representative must check in no later than 2:30PM
Only parade vehicles may enter at Ellsworth Road and Sierra Park
To help eliminate congestion on Ellsworth Road, remain at your staging area once checked in.

Parade Vehicles:
The only vehicles allowed in the staging area are vehicles in the parade – NO EXCEPTIONS

Parade Cadence:
Parade begins at 3:30pm
Allow no more than two car lengths between entries. Please track the float or entry in front of you and keep up the pace.
This is a forward-moving parade and do not cut ahead or behind entries.

Walking groups will turn left to de-stage on Maya Road. Floats will de-stage between Maya Rd and Rittenhouse Rd. Participants must get off and decorations must be removed. All floats must be street legal before proceeding East bound onto Rittenhouse Rd.
Please de-stage as quickly as possible so de-staging doesn’t backup on the parade route.
Please watch your children carefully as there will be moving vehicles in the area.
For safety reasons, picking up or allowing riders to exit floats along Rittenhouse Rd is strictly prohibited.
There will be no stopping allowed on Rittenhouse Rd.

All participants, and adults of participants, should demonstrate courtesy and respect at all times. Inappropriate behavior at any time will not be tolerated and the entry or entries involved will not be permitted to participate in this year’s parade and the entire entry will be disqualified from participation in future parades.

I hereby state that I have read, understand, and agree to comply with all event regulations. I understand that failure to abide by these rules could result in removal and/or exclusion from all future Holiday Festival and Parades.
I as the authorized agent for the above named organization, agree to hold the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek, and Town of Queen Creek harmless for theft of, damage to, loss or destruction of merchandise, materials, equipment or personal property which I may have on the grounds of the event site.