HomeChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeSHARE NOW Thanks to everyone who helped to make our first-ever Lighted Christmas Parade in Downtown Hutchinson a huge success! It was truly a magical night. “Light Up Hutch” saw a record crowd in attendance and too many brightly lit floats to mention.Save the date for Saturday, December 7th, 2024. Next year’s event promises to be even better!Be sure to enjoy many of the great shots captured at the parade below. Merry Christmas from Ad Astra Radio!Float WinnersBest Theme: CosmosphereMost Christmas Spirit: Wesley TowersBest Marching Band: Hutchinson High SchoolBest Use of Lights: Salty CyclesJudges Choice: Hutch Rec Photo by Foto Cowboy The Judges (Photo by Foto Cowboy) Photo by Foto Cowboy Photo by Foto Cowboy Kansas State Fair Float (Photo by Reno County KS) Photo by Reno County Kansas Wiley Elementary Band (Photo by Reno County KS) Sons of the American Revolution (Photo by Brenna Eller) HFD and Santa (Photo by Brenna Eller) Photo by Brenna Eller Photo by Brenna Eller Cosmosphere Float (Photo by Brenna Eller) Hutch Rec Float (Photo by Brenna Eller) Hutchinson High School Band (Photo by Brenna Eller) Salty Cycles Float (Photo by Brenna Eller) Wesley Towers Float (Photo by Brenna Eller) RCB Bank Float (Photo by Brenna Eller) Photo by Brenna Eller Photo by Brenna Eller Jackson Dairy Float (Photo by Brenna Eller) (Photo by Brenna Eller) Steven Garza Float (Photo by Brenna Eller) Reno County Sheriff’s Office (Photo by Brenna Eller) Hutch Clinic (Photo by Brenna Eller) First Bank of Kansas (Photo by Brenna Eller) Disciples of Dirt (Photo by Brenna Eller) Axe It Up – Hutch (Photo by Brenna Eller) Photo by Brenna Eller The Medicine Shoppe Float (Photo by Brenna Eller) Photo by Brenna Eller Photo by Brenna Eller Conklin Cars Float (Photo by Brenna Eller) Riverside Baptist Church (Photo by Brenna Eller) Silver Leaf Chapter Order of the Eastern Star Float (Photo by Brenna Eller) Photo by Brenna Eller Knights of Columbus (Photo by Brenna Eller) Quality Body Shop (Photo by Brenna Eller) Wiley Elementary Band (Photo by Brenna Eller) Grene Vision Group (Photo by Brenna Eller) World’s Largest Things, Inc. (Photo by Brenna Eller) Phoenix Home Care and Hospice (Photo by Brenna Eller) Photo by Brenna Eller Parade Announcers and Judges in front of DCI Park (Photo by Brenna Eller) Tom Norris and Rob Mackey (back) announce parade floats. (Photo by Brenna Eller)Downtown Hutchinson Lighted Christmas Parade ApplicationSaturday, December 2nd, 2023 DUE November 27thParade Line-Up: 4:00 PM Parade Line-Up will begin 6:00 PM Parade will start North on Main Street from Avenue B to 7th AvenueREQUIREMENTS:All floats must be completely lighted ON BOTH SIDES, with their 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. Horses must be diapered.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 is 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 with all regulations will not be permitted to participate next year.If you choose 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 celebrity panel: Best Theme: Best parade theme – 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 Judges Choice Parade Entries are no longer being accepted as the deadline to register has passed. We hope to see you downtown on December 2nd! Please read the following guidelines and policies:BY SIGNING THE RELEASE I EXTEND THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY,” RELEASE TO THE CITY OF HUTCHINSON, DOWTOWN HUTCHINSON, THE 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. 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