The Sedalia Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Christmas Parade downtown Sedalia. This year, the parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Dec. 2, 2017. The alternate date will be December 9, 2017. The theme is Rockin Around the Christmas Tree … A Musical Themed Parade.

Registration to enter the parade is $20 for 3 vehicles plus, $5 for each additional vehicle, float, motorcycle, horse or car. Entries must be received by November 27, 2017 by 4: pm. No entries will be accepted after that date and time. All entries will line up from 8 am to 9:30 a.m. on December 2, 2017. Each entry should check in before 9:30 a.m.

All registrations must be printed from our website at www.sedaliachamber.com. Participants may email the form to angie@sedaliachamber.com with credit card information or send check by mail to: Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Christmas Parade Entry, 600 E. 3rd Street, Sedalia, MO 65301. Payment is requested at time of turning in entry form or you will not be allowed to be in the parade. All numbers will be emailed to the person’s email address listed on the registration form.

NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PICKUP AN ENTRY FORM, REGISTER, OR PAY AT THE CHAMBER DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF ENTRIES. A line up number will be emailed to each participant after the Nov. 27 entry deadline.

The cost is $20 and checks payable to the Sedalia Chamber must accompany the entry form..

Judged categories must have a minimum of three entries or the entries will not be judged. Float entries will be judged on theme interpretation, workmanship, and originality.

The Car entries will be judged on body/paint, condition, quality, detail, interior, and engine compartment. Horse entries will be judged on rider, color, costume, mount, grooming and presence. Anyone interested in volunteering for the parade, please call or email Angie Thomas, executive director, 826-2222 or via email at Angie@sedaliachamber.com.

The winning entries will be announced after the parade in front of the Pettis County Courthouse. Winners must be present to pick up their plaques directly following the parade.

Randy Kirby