The Wilmington Holiday Parade will take place on Sunday evening 
December 8, 2019  in Historic Downtown Wilmington.  

Rain Date:  The parade will be held rain or shine, however, in the event of extreme weather which may affect the safety of parade participants, spectators and staff as determined by city officials, the parade will be  postponed to the following Sunday, December 15.

Time:   The parade will be televised live on WECT’s Bounce channel.  The exact parade start time will be based on Bounce programming schedule to be released  early November.

Register for Parade
Deadline:  November 15, 2019
All entries will be processed online All parade guidelines must be followed.  Also, please provide answers to all questions.  This information will be used for parade commentary. 

Questions about online registration?  Please call 341.3237 or email. 
Note: if you have registered for any Wilmington Parks & Recreation programs you will be in our system.  Simply click on Forgot Password and you will be forwarded online log in information.       

Entry Fee:
Businesses - $25
Queens/Kings:  $25
Nonprofit Groups:  No Fee


 All parade entries are eligible for wards. A panel of guest judges will make their selections for winners of the categories below after the parade with winners announced and notified the following day. Entries will be judged on overall presentation including appearance, image & sound, use of decorations/lights, creativity, originality and precision.

  • Best Float - Commercial: $100 / Plaque
  • Best Float - Non-Commercial: $100 / Plaque
  • Best Non-Float: $100 / Plaque
  • Best Band: $100 / Plaque

 Parade Sponsor logos


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