2018 Holiday Parade Rules

  • All participants must abide by the City of San Diego’s Parade and Float Requirements, including the requirements to have appropriate fire extinguisher(s). If you are required to have a fire extinguisher, make sure it has not expired!
  • Nothing may be handed out or thrown from any float or parade entry (such as candy, promotional flyers, etc.)
  • For the safety of others and to reduce litter, this includes anything at any time.
  • This is a family event and ALL entries must be “family friendly.” There shall be no nudity or references to illegal activities, including drug abuse. Entries will not be allowed to enter the parade route if found to be unacceptable by the Ocean Beach Town Council or the OBTC Holiday Parade Committee.
  • Participants are responsible for cleaning up their own litter. This includes any animal droppings.
  • Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to participate in the parade.
  • Exhibitions of speed or reckless driving, (wheelies, peeling out, etc.) are NOT PERMITTED in the parade.
  • Open fires or flames are NOT PERMITTED in the parade by order of the Fire Marshal.
  • There is only ONE official Santa Claus in the parade, designated by the OBTC; other complete Santa Claus outfits or costumes are NOT PERMITTED in the parade. Santa hats are acceptable.
  • Participant’s displays or acts shall not impede the parade. Time for main acts or exhibits will be allowed at the Judges’ Stand.
  • The judges will be located at the end of the Parade route on the patio of Wonderland and Tower Two. Awards will be presented at the OB Town Council meeting on January 24, 2018.
  • The Ocean Beach Town Council and the OBTC Holiday Parade Committee retain the right to refuse participation of any entry that fails to comply with the any of the above rules at all times. Failure to adhere to any of the rules or any directions made by parade officials during the event puts the parade, the OBTC, and the community at risk.
  • Any transgression may result in either ejection from the parade and/or prohibiting the applicant from participating in any future parades or other Ocean Beach Town Council events.
  • Parade fees are non-refundable under all circumstances including event cancellation due to inclement weather or exclusion from the parade due to failure to adhere to the OBTC Holiday Parade rules.