Parade Entry Application

Celebration of Lights Parade "Holiday Traditions" Entry Application

  1. Check all that apply*
  2. Entries exceeding 8 vehicles and/or 75 feet in length will need to register and pay for multiple entries. Entries may not exceed 20 feet in width.
  3. Entry Fees*
  4. Payment Method
    Cash, Credit Card or Check are all accepted. Make all checks payable to: City of Modesto. Credit Cards are taken at our office (Service Charge will apply).
  5. Registration Details
    Space is limited and based on first-come, first-serve. If parade reaches full capacity prior to entry deadline, entry will be placed on a waitlist, in order received, with no guarantee of participation unless space allows.
  6. Applicant Acknowledgement *
  7. For Office Use Only
    Staff use Barcode #5781 to take payments in person.
  8. Judges and Announcer Information (All applicants must submit the below information)
    Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, use of lights, music and incorporation of the theme. Please remember, if you stop to perform during the parade, you will be disqualified from judging.
  9. Choose one category in which your entry will be judged*
  10. Announcer Description Information
    Announcer description will be read to the judges and crowd along the parade route by multiple stations from Cumulus Radio. The description must be 200 words or less; include information about your organization, information regarding entry, sponsors, special people you would like to thank, etc. (Please email description to
  11. Which method will you use to pay your entry fee(s)?*
  12. Payment Required to Complete Regisration*
  13. Questions or Concerns
    If you have any questions or concerns regarding your application or participation in the holiday parade, please reach out to us at 209-577-5344 or
  14. Celebration of Lights Logo
  15. Title II Compliance
    In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) of 1990, the Fair Employment & Housing Act (“FEHA”), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended), Government Code section 11135 and other applicable codes, the City of Modesto (“City”) will not discriminate against individuals on the basis of disability in the City’s services, programs, or activities. For more information, please visit the City of Modesto website.
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