Christmas Parade

Event Details

Recognizing our 2022 Richmond Christmas Parade "A Magical Christmas" Awards!

  • Best Overall: Eastside Church
  • Best Business Float: Jerry Goble State Farm
  • Runner Up Recognition: Cline Construction
  • Best Civic Float: Cub Scout Pack 401
  • Runner Up Recognition: MC Saddle Club

Stay tuned for information about the 2023 Richmond Christmas Parade!

Parade Application

Parade Applications are closed.

Applications must be mailed to the Parks & Recreation Office, Attn: Elizabeth Foster, 345 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475.

Interested in being added to our mailing list? Call (859) 623-8753 or email

Parade Route

Full parade can be viewed anywhere from Lancaster Avenue @ Park Drive to Main Street. Parade should arrive on Main Street by 7:00 PM. 

Parade Participants will be staged in Alumni Coliseum. Parade will leave Alumni Coliseum Parking Lot at approximately 6:35 PM. 

Parade Participants: Things to Know

  • Name of Entry (ex. Troop # girl/boy scout)Edge of Darkness- Black Hat Award 2021
  • Your contact person & phone #
  • Park your car. Walk your child to their float. Please do not leave your vehicle unless you are in the parade.
  • Decorations need to be with the float as the float arrives. No extra cars on right side of AC lot. Park on left, walk to float on right. 
  • If you are leaving AC Parking Lot, please note that streets are closing at 6:15PM. 
  • Over 2,300 participants are in this parade, thank you for your patience as we are staging. 
  • Bathrooms are located in port-o-pots around the EKU Baseball Stadium & near the Bypass. 

Where to Watch? 

Facebook Live: @richmondkyparks                                                                                 WBONTV: Official Broadcasting Partner | Channel 9.1, Spectrum 712, Facebook