Parade Registration and Planning Services are provided by contract through
For the last eight years, the Battle Creek Christmas Parade has utilized the "Parade Cloud" Parade Management system for registration and all other aspects of the administration of the parade. The parade is staged in a compressed format and the space allocated for you in staging is laid out utilizing GIS Mapping.
Inasmuch, it is imperative that you provide us with an accurate length for your float and towing vehicle (see sample photo below). Additional buffer spacing is built in to every entry to ensure that all entries will fit where designated. THIS IS AN AUTOMATED REGISTRATION SYSTEM. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED WITHOUT NOTIFICATION. CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THE APPLICATION WITH THIS INFO. For walking units, figure 10 feet per 12 people. We will adjust as needed.
2021 REGISTRATION IS
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: OCTOBER 31, 2021, 5 p.m. -- FIRM
NO EXTENTIONS CAN BE MADE TO THIS DEADLINE - NO EXCEPTIONS
After registration closes, all registered entries will receive your parade packet notification.
This packet will provide all of the details for reporting, staging areas, times, maps, etc...
STATEMENTS / DISCLAIMERS
The Battle Creek Christmas Parade is solely owned and produced by the Harper Creek Optimist Club under permits issued by the City of Battle Creek and the Michigan Department of Transportation and in cooperation with the Battle Creek International Festival of Lights, Downtown Battle Creek and AccessVision. The Harper Creek Optimist is Club #17200 of Optimist International chartered on June 25, 1959. Our Club Website is located at http://www.harpercreekoptimistclub.com/. Liability insurance is provided through Optimist International.
The Battle Creek Christmas Parade IS NOT affiliated with the Battle Creek Festival of Lights, but operates the parade in cooperation with BC Festivals. All inquiries regarding the Festival of Lights should be directed to http://www.bcfestivals.com/.