Christmas Parade 2018 registrations invited

New Norfolk Christmas Parade 2018 registrations are now open

The 2018 New Norfolk Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 8 from 12 noon to 1 pm. It is one of Tasmania’s best known Christmas celebrations and brings over a thousand people to the New Norfolk town centre each year.

Previous parades have featured community groups, fire brigades, schools and bands, all dressed up, making plenty of noise and celebrating the holiday season. Derwent Valley Rotary are reaching out to interested individuals and groups of people who would like to participate in this year’s parade.

How to register a float

Registrations can be made by filling out this online form or by emailing your details to the organiser frankpearce1@gmail.com.

Please note:

-Marshalling of the floats will commence at 11.00 am outside the Star and Garter Hotel in High St, New Norfolk, with the Parade starting 12 noon. All floats must be there by 11.30 am to ensure the Parade starts on time.

-As per last year, the parade will run from Arthur Square end of High Street towards the council chambers, around Circle Street and back towards Arthur Square, completing where it started.

-Any vehicle used in the Parade must be road registered.

-There are to be no fully costumed Santas on floats. There is only one Santa, and he’s already booked in. Christmas hats and other costumes are welcome.

-Lollies must not be thrown; all lollies must be individually wrapped and handed out by participants walking alongside floats.

-All participants must comply with any instruction given by Marshals, obey road closure signage and participate in the entire Parade.

-Organisers reserve the right to reject any float that does not comply with the above guidelines.

-Bring a smile and a sense of humour.

How to register a stall

The parade takes place alongside the Rotary Christmas Fair, at Arthur Square from 10 am – 3 pm.

Use this link to register an interest in holding a stall at the fair.

The 2018 New Norfolk Christmas Parade is an initiative of the New Norfolk Business Alliance, a special committee of the Derwent Valley Council. It is organised and operated by the Rotary Club of Derwent Valley.

Frank Pearce
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Derwent Valley.

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