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Corvallis Community Christmas Parade

This year the parade will be on Friday, November 29th at 7:00 PM.  The parade route starts on Fourth Street and travels south from Washington and ends at Jackson . A celebration of songs and lights will follow the Parade at the Benton County Courthouse.

Click this link to download and complete your entry before Sunday, November 17th.

We are pleased to announce the Grand Marshal this year is local corporate leader, civic activist, and generous philanthropist Ken Pastega. Ken has helped lead many Pastega Family contributions to make our community a better place, most recently teaming up with Samaritan Hospital to provide a bus for health screenings. For several years, Ken has led the big project to refurbish and display the Pastega Christmas Lights at the Fairgrounds. Thank you, Ken , for honoring the parade as our Grand Marshal. Our parade theme is "HOORAY PASTEGA CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!". How many ways can all the characters in the Pastega Christmas Lights display can be portrayed?

We encourage the use of music of all types, including bands. Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Santa's Choice - Best Use of Theme
  • Mayor's Choice - Best Commercial Float
  • Judge's Choice - Best Use of Lights
  • Commissioner's Choice - Best County Entry
  • Corvallis Lions Choice - Best Nonprofit/Civic Club entry
  • Downtown Corvallis Association's Choice - Best Use of Music

There will also be awards for:

  • Best Non-Float Entry
  • Best Entry with Animals

This is a night parade so lights are an important part of entries. Light 'em up bright and colorful!

To be judged, you must be in the lineup by 5:45 PM. The parade begins at 7:00 PM. For safety reasons, please have very large entries such as trucks pulling trailers and semis in position by 5:30 PM. The line-up will be along Washington, from 4th to lIth. You will receive a letter via email the week of the parade that will include a map showing your place in the line-up.

  • NO SANTA ENTRIES - one Santa is enough and we already have one, plus Mrs. Santa.
  • NO CANDY CAN BE THROWN! Have walkers pass it out for safety.
  • Horse entries must have their own insurance and provide proof to the Parade Committee.

The entry fee is $25 for a business and $15 for non-profits and individuals. Please make checks payable to Corvallis Lions Club. Your entry fee is used to offset parade expenses and help improve the parade. I hope you will accept our invitation to join us on Friday, November 29th, for the Corvallis Community Christmas Parade!

Call Marc Vomocil (541-929-2477) with questions.

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