If you have submitted an application for the 2016 Christmas parade a representative from each group MUST ATTEND one mandatory meeting to pick up all information packets and parking passes to participate in this year's parade.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd,
  • Friday, November 4th,
  • Friday, November 11th, OR
  • Saturday, November 12th

Meetings are held at Ocala Police Deptartment - Community Room (402 S Pine Ave, Ocala, FL 34471)

Each meeting will begin at 5:00 pm and last no more than one hour.

Welcome to the OFFICIAL web site of the Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Friends of the Christmas Parade, Inc. The Parade has been an Ocala tradition for over 60 years and is held the second Saturday of December.


DATE OF PARADE: December 10th, 2016
TIME: Parade begins at 5:30 PM!
2016 THEME: “Star Spangled Christmas!”
2016 PARADE MARSHALL:  Emery A. Gainey, Marion County Interim Sheriff

For Parade questions about entries, applications and vendors and all general questions please email Ocalaparade@gmail.com for questions about Bleacher seats/tickets please email Paradeseats@gmail.com

Need to contact us? Call 352-624-2022!

2016 UNIT APPLICATIONS: October 15, 2016
2016 FOOD VENDOR PERMITS: Available October 1st
2016 BLEACHER TICKETS: Available October 15th

NOVELTY VENDOR RFP: We are not accepting Novelty Vendor applications for the 2016 Christmas Parade