2015 Shelby County Christmas Parade Info

To enter a unit, please sign up by Friday before the parade at 5:00PM by submitting an entry form to the Shelby County Fire Department.  

You may drop the form at 200 Alpine Drive, Shelbyville, mail to P.O. Box 1027, Shelbyville, KY 40066, fax to 502-633-7033, or email to jennifer@shelbycofire.com

There will be prizes for the floats best demonstrating our theme “We Believe in Christmas”.

No one is to be dressed as Santa on any floats. The Parade Committee will sponsor Santa.

Candy/items are only to be given out by walkers.  Nothing is to be thrown from a moving vehicle.  You may have people walk along beside your float and distribute candy/items.

Those individuals riding on floats shall not move around the edges of the float while it is in motion.  Children under the age of eight shall be seated on the float and accompanied by an adult on the float.

Participants should keep parade traffic moving at a steady pace.

Any vehicles operating in a careless manner will be charged accordingly and removed from the parade route.

This is a holiday parade and children are especially encouraged to participate, as individuals or as a group. We welcome commercial floats, and tasteful advertising is allowed.

Each entry is asked to have a posterboard (or other type of sign) showing the group’s name.

Please be considerate at the line up locations. These businesses have been kind enough to let us use their lots to line up. Please do not leave trash or damage property.

Lining up walkers at Webb Funeral Home: Please be advised that cars will not be allowed to pull in the driveway of the funeral home after 9:00am. There will be too many children walking around to chance injury.  They are welcome to park on the street or in the back of the Board of Education building.

The parade continues down Main Street to the Post Office.

Check in and line up

  • Check-in for floats will be from 7:30AM to 9:00AM at the assigned point.

*****Please have your floats parade ready by 9:15AM for judging. *****

  • Check-in for other units will be from 9:00AM- 9:30AM.  
  • Please see below for your check in point.
  • Village Plaza (behind the center)- cars, dignitaries
  • Fairgrounds- floats, horses
  • First Baptist- fire trucks
  • Board of Education- High School Marching Bands and Color Guard
  • Webb Funeral Home parking area- walking units

**Please note:  These organizations are gracious enough to let us use their facilities, please be considerate and do not leave a mess!

If you have any questions, call 633-6648.


Below is the entry form for the 2015 Christmas parade.

2015 Christmas Parade entry form