November 28th, 2016. (The parade is always the first Monday
7:00 P.M. SHARP
November 29, 2016. Media and schools will be alerted by 2:00
p.m. if there is a postponement.
Virginia Rd and Market St on the south end of town one block
west of the U.S. 13/U.S 113 intersection. State Highway message
signs will direct you in. Check-in opens at 5:00 p.m. Line-Up
numbers will ONLY be Provided at Check-In.
St from Old Virginia Rd to 14th St, including side streets.
rooms will be provided at the Catholic Church hall near Check-In;
Glad Tidings Assembly of God on Market St.across from Shore-Stop;
and at City Hall on Clarke Ave behind reviewing stand.
at 14th St and Market, proceeds north on Market through the
Downtown area and disbands at the Pocomoke River bridge.
reviewing stand is located in the Downtown section on your right
at Clarke Ave.
judges in their respective disciplines, including the National
Judges Association (NJA), will select the winning entries. Their
decisions will be final.
will be awarded in many categories. These are listed under separate
NO PAUSES TO PERFORM ARE PERMITTED IN THE LINE OF MARCH! A short
pause of no more than 2 minutes will be permitted ONLY at the
is only ONE real Santa, and he takes up his place of honor at
the rear of the parade. No other LIVE Santa is permitted in
equestrian units MUST either have diaper bags or provide a clean
up crew that walks immediately behind the horses. It is unacceptable
to ask marchers to submit to horse deposits.
there is no specific theme, we ask all entrants to keep in mind
the meaning of the holiday when designing an entry. WITHOUT
EXCEPTION, ALL COMMERCIAL ENTRIES MUST BE DECORATED WITH A HOLIDAY
THEME or they will be excluded.
will be no Auto/Truck/ATV clubs of any such allowed to drive
in parade only a decorated float is allowed
is no fee to enter the Pocomoke City Christmas Parade.
THROWING OF ANY ITEM FROM PARADE ENTRIES, INCLUDING CANDY, IS
PROHIBITED AND WILL LEAD TO IMMEDIATE EXCLUSION. It is permitted
to hand items to spectators who are located on the sidewalks
or behind safety lines.
contingent of numerous police officers from several agencies
including State Police, Sheriff’s Deputies, Ocean City
Police and Military Police will be on duty to assist Pocomoke
Police during the event to ensure the safety of our parade participants
and spectators. Parade officials in neon green vests will also
be along the parade route to offer any assistance.
maintain a space of at least 20 feet but no more than 50 feet
between your unit and the unit in front of you.
do not stop on Market St at the end of the parade route to break
down your entry. This creates a massive back up along the parade.
Instead proceed over the River Bridge and then pull off to the
side of the road to break down the units.
entries must be received by November 25, 2016.
of the Pocomoke City Christmas Parade Association reserve the
right to exclude any entry that does not adhere to these rules.
Also entries that are considered inappropriate for the event
will be excluded. These include, but are not limited to, entries
with inappropriate music, signage, those lacking proper decorations,
or entries deemed to not provide entertainment value for the
audience. All participants are expected to behave with proper
decorum in the line of March or face exclusion.
Shannon at 410-726-5777