Downtown Hutchinson and Ad Astra Radio are excited to formally announce the “𝙇𝙄𝙂𝙃𝙏 𝙐𝙋 𝙃𝙐𝙏𝘾𝙃” Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2nd at 6 pm! We are hard at work planning a new lighted nighttime Christmas parade in Downtown.
Want to participate? Fill out an official application below. Applications can also be completed in person at Ad Astra Radio, 10 E 5th Ave, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501.
Spread the word as we plan to “𝙇𝙄𝙂𝙃𝙏 𝙐𝙋 𝙃𝙐𝙏𝘾𝙃” this holiday season!
Lighted Christmas Parade Application
Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
DUE November 27th
4:00 PM Parade Line-Up will begin
6:00 PM Parade will start
North on Main Street beginning at Ave. B
- All floats must be completed lighted ON BOTH SIDES, with own power source.
- Floats must not exceed 65 feet in length, 8 feet in width, and 14 feet in height. It is
recommended that each float towing vehicle have a minimum 2A 10bc Fire extinguisher.
- All marching groups, vehicle(s) and horses must display lights as well.
- An official Santa Claus and/or Mrs. Claus will be provided by Downtown Hutch. No other
Santa or Mrs. Claus will be allowed in the parade.
- No smoking allowed on floats.
- For safety reasons, absolutely no items may be thrown from the floats. You may have a
designated person(s) to walk along the parade route to hand out candy, prizes etc.
- All participants and those assisting with floats will honor and comply with instructions,
especially regarding vehicles inside the parade staging area.
- Those that do not comply to all regulations will not be permitted to participate next year.
- If you chose to be judged in the parade, you will be assigned a number. Winners will be
notified and awarded at a later date.
- There will be designated staff at the event to assist you with questions.
If you choose to be judged, the following will be the categories for which you will be considered by our local
Best Theme: Best parade them- Light up Hutch
Most Christmas Spirit: Share Christmas spirit by engaging the crowd.
Best Marching Band: Best high school marching band.
Best Use of Lights
Please read the following guidelines and policies:
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HUTCHINSON CHAMBER AND AD ASTRA PER ASPERA BROADCASTING, INC. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE WHEREAS, I AM A PARTICIPANT IN THE 2023
DOWNTOWN HUTCHINSON AD ASTRA RADIO CHRISTMAS PARADE. WHEREAS IT IS MY DESIRE TO RELEASE THE CITY, DOWNTOWN HUTCHINSON,
THE HUTCHINSON CHAMBER AND KSKU/KWHK/KXKU/KNZS FROM ANY LIABILITY OF ANY FORM OR TYPE FOR DAMAGES TO MY PERSON OR MY
PROPERTY WHILE PARTICIPATING IN THE PARADE. WHEREAS IT IS MY DESIRE TO NOT MAKE OR PRESENT ANY CLAIM AGAINST THE CITY OR
KSKU/KWHK/KXKU/KNZS FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT I MIGHT RECEIVE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN THE PARADE. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE
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