Summerville Christmas Parade

“Christmas in the pines”

Sunday, December 11 at 2PM

Rain Date December 18th

Application Deadline November 4, 2022

Mandatory Meeting TBA 2022 for all entries.  

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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.

    2022 Theme: “Happy Birthday Summerville”

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    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 4, 2022  

    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.   

    Check out our Facebook page for more information

    PARADE Highlights

    • The Parade is produced and powered by Summerville DREAM with the assistance of the 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
    • COVID norms need to be supported – social distance as best you can and face coverings strongly encouraged


    Standard Size (up to 25 walkers/2 cars or standard pickup) – average 30′
    Business / Commercial $200
    DREAM Community Partner Business $150 
    School/Civic Group/ Religious Institution & Nonprofit $100 

    Large (max 50 walkers / 6 cars or 4 standard pickups / or 1 commercial Float) – average 60′
    Business / Commercial $300
    DREAM Community Partner Business $250
    School/Civic Group/ Religious Institution & Nonprofit $150

    XL Oversized Business Participants i.e. cement truck, etc. $400

    Historic Downtown Summerville ..

    It’s sweeter here


    (843) 821-7260


    130 E. 2nd North
    Summerville, SC 29483