Summerville Christmas Parade

2023 Theme:

“Christmas Movies”

Sunday, December 10at 2PM

Application Deadline November 3, 2023 @ 5PM


Parade Weather Information

The weather forecast for Sunday Dec 10th looks to be a bit challenging and the committee will continue to monitor conditions but is committed to producing the parade as this has always been a rain or shine event.

We do value timely communication and recognize every group has to “get the word out” and will update throughout the day, however we are requesting grace and understanding as even with the best of technology the weather can change quickly, which means we may have to make an abrupt decision to delay or reschedule.

Information will be posted on our social media pages so please continue to monitor throughout the day.

parade map

Summerville Christmas Parade is designed to promote positivity throughout the Town of Summerville while capturing the “spirit of the Christmas holiday.” The parade is a family friendly, non-political event that aims to bring the community together to celebrate the season while representing the local traditions and Summerville hospitality.

2023 Theme –  Christmas Movies

    parade map

    The community is invited to submit an entry application for consideration.  Parade entries are reviewed by the committee and must meet the annual theme and support all rules & regulations for decorated car/truck, float or a walking group.  All applications must adhere to the same standards in displays, handouts and artistic interpretation of theme. 

    Application Deadline

    November 3, 2023 5pm

    All parade applications will be reviewed and selected based on the following criteria

    • DREAM Community Partners Status 

    • Immediate past parade participation with adherence for rules and regulations 

    • Originality and demonstration of incorporation of theme  

    • Application responsiveness 

    • Space restrictions (limited capacity for effectiveness)  

    • Service or nonprofit orientated organization  

    Summerville DREAM along with volunteers, staff and affiliates are committed to creating an inclusive community event.  All parade applications are reviewed with equal opportunity.  Applicants will receive consideration for participation without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.   

    PARADE Highlights

    • The Town of Summerville Christmas Parade is produced by Summerville DREAM, Summerville Fire and Police Departments

    • Great opportunity to do holiday shopping!  Downtown Summerville has outstanding shops, boutiques and restaurants. 

    • The parade starts at 2pm and runs an hour and a half to two hours​

    • We encourage attendees to arrive early as this is a very heavily attended event

    • Traffic flow around Summerville during and after the parade may be challenging. Please be understanding with police as they provide you with the best possible route.


    Standard Size 

    Up to 25 walkers/2 cars or standard pickup – average 30′

    • Business / Commercial $200

    • School/Civic Group/ Religious Institution & Nonprofit $100 


    Max 50 walkers / 6 cars or 4 standard pickups / or 1 Commercial Float – average 60′

    • Business / Commercial $300

    • School/Civic Group/ Religious Institution & Nonprofit $150

    XL Oversized

    i.e. cement truck, etc. $400

    Check out our Facebook page for more information


    (843) 821-7260


    100 S. Main St suite "H" 
    Summerville, SC 29483