Join Atlantic City’s Biggest Christmas Parade to Date

Floats. Trucks. Cars. Celebrities/ Dancers. Cheer Squads. Animals. Clowns. Armed Forces. Marching Bands. And More.

Sunday December 10th, 2017

2017 Atlantic City Christmas Parade: Presented by Bass Pro Shop and Tanger Outlets

Atlantic City – is now home to one of the most coolest events happening in the country. The Atlantic City Boardwalk Christmas Parade, an enchanting afternoon of ohs and ahs, will take place this December. The family-friendly, free event will feature a host of marching bands, cool floats, trucks, cars, celebrities, dance squads and more.

This year is the first time the Christmas Parade will take place on the World Famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. Hang out by any of the nearby casinos including Tropicana, Caesars, Ballys, Wild West or Resorts. There will also be VIP Seating available at Kennedy Plaza. SNJ Today will be televising Live on TV in front of Boardwalk Hall in Kennedy Plaza.

We welcome everyone to enjoy the sights and sounds of marching bands, thundering drums, motorcycles, dressed up trucks, and amazing floats!

First Ever Boardwalk Christmas Parade

Join one of the biggest parades on the east coast!

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Enter the Parade!

Simple Fee Schedule: There will be no FEE to enter the 2017 Christmas parade!

Rules and Regulations

General Information

  1. The main parade formation/staging area located at Rhode Island Avenue and the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ.
  2. The parade will start at Rhode Island Avenue on the boardwalk and will proceed South and end at Albany Avenue where the Parade will conclude.
  3. The Live SNJ Today Televised area will be at Kennedy Plaza, no units will be permitted to stop, all units will pass through the area.
  4. The parade is a Snow or Shine Event.
  5. All entries MUST submit a completed application and have permission to participate in parade. All float/vehicle applications must be postmarked no later than November 20th, walking units no later then December 3rd.
  6. The Atlantic City Christmas Parade Committee approves all entries to the Parade and participants agree to all rules set forth in this document.
  7. Approved entries will receive parade day instructions which will include parade day instructions and your spot in the lineup.
  8. All units must reflect a holiday theme and should not be predominately commercial in nature.
  9. No materials of any sort (candy, toys, leaflets) are not to be thrown or otherwise distributed from the floats without Parade committee approval. Violation of this rule could mean dismissal from Parade and exclusion from next Years’ Parade.
  10. Units shall not exceed 14’ in height. No unit other than the float/boat designated by the Parade Committee as the “Official Santa Float” may have individuals dressed as Santa.
  11. All units must be kept moving at all times. Please remember that unless directed by Parade Official or Police Officer there is to be NO Stopping.
  12. All float/vehicle riders exit the parade at Albany Avenue and all walkers, bands, dancers will exit on to Hartford Avenue.


  1. Any unit with animals must make arrangement with walking individuals associated with their unit. Droppings may not be disposed at disbanding area.


  1. In general floats should be covered on all exposed parts. Floats should be decorated to make both sides equally appealing.
  2. All floats should send a description or sketch of float with the application. Theme should not be totally commercial but display a holiday theme.
  3. No float should be over 14’ in height and no part of frame when decorated and loaded can be lower than 6” off ground.
  4. All props and structures on deck must be fire proof, be of sound construction, and generally professional in appearance,
  5. Each float must be equipped with a minimum One Ten Pound ABC Type Fire Extinguisher.
  6. Max Weight for tow vehicle 14,000 lbs, Max weight for parade float 14,000 lbs including all persons. No float over 35 feet in length.

Floats may bear the name of organization/business. All signs should be high quality and easily readable to spectators