Winter Garden Christmas Parade 2022

  • Event Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Event Time: 10:00 AM                                                                                 
  • Event Location: South Dillard Street & Plant Street, Historic Downtown
  • Free!

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and head to your favorite spot for this annual holiday event. A long-standing Winter Garden holiday tradition will delight spectators and bring in holiday cheer! Don't forget to look for the Big Guy himself at the end of the parade!

The Winter Garden Christmas Parade kicks off on Dillard Street at the Palmetto Street intersection (by Wells Fargo) proceeds north on Dillard Street, then heads west/left on Plant Street through historic downtown and concludes at Park Avenue.

Due to limited space, preregistration is required for all parade entries. Parade entries will not be accepted after Friday, November 18, 2022. All applicants will receive an email notification whether approved or not approved. Click here to complete Parade Registration Entry Application and to find out more details.

For Parade Participants, the Entry Fee is a donation of toys, check, or cash (commensurate with the size of the entry) to the Winter Garden Police Department's HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR KIDS Program and will be collected at parade check-in. Please no wrapped toys, toy guns, or toy weapons. All checks should be made payable to WINTER GARDEN POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE, INC.    

All Parade entries are eligible for:

  • The Mayor's Trophy  
  • The Grand Marshal’s Award  

First and Second place trophies will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best Youth or Children's Group
  • Best Commercial or Business Entry Float  
  • Best Band, Vocal or Performance Group  
  • Best Church or Fraternal Group  
  • Best Antique Vehicle  

Please note that select roads will be closed in the historic downtown area for the parade.

For questions or a hard copy of the application, please contact::     
Winter Garden Parks and Recreation Department 
310 North Dillard Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Phone: (407-656-4155; Fax: (407) 656-6504


Convenient parking is always free throughout Downtown Winter Garden, including at its three-level parking garage (160 S. Boyd St.) and the new 117-space parking lot (37 N. Boyd St.).

Winter Garden Christmas Parade Float