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The 26th Anniversary of the Sarasota Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at 7 p.m. The parade will begin at Main Street and U.S. 301 in downtown Sarasota. The parade will end at J.D. Hamel Park at Main Street and Gulfstream Avenue.

There will be multiple street closure notices and vehicle tow-away zones in effect for the following times and locations:

  • 9 a.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Main Street closed from Osprey to US 301
  • 9 a.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Main Street closed from Orange Avenue to Osprey Avenue
  • 11 a.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Main Street closed from US 41 to Orange Avenue
  • 12 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Main Street closed from U.S. 301 to School Avenue
  • 12 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Fletcher Avenue closed from Main Street to Fruitville
  • 12 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Wallace closed from Main Street to Fruitville
  • 12 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: East Avenue closed from Fruitville to Ringling Boulevard
  • 12 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: School Avenue closed from Main Street to Fruitville
  • 12 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Audubon closed from Main Street to Fruitville
  • 12 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: First Street closed from Audubon to East Avenue
  • 2:30 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Lemon Avenue closed from First Street to Main Street
  • 3 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Gulfstream Avenue closed from US 41 to McAnsh
  • 7 p.m.: Sarasota Holiday Parade begins

Roads will re-open once the end of the parade reaches a two-block distance from each road closure. Vehicles not removed by the posted time will be towed at the owner’s expense. For information on towed vehicles, contact Upman’s Towing at 941-365-7084.

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Applications to enter the parade are now being accepted!

Applications are now being accepted to enter the 26th Annual Sarasota Holiday Parade! Be sure and read the entire How to Enter section of the website and fill out the application with all the information requested. Applying to enter does not guarantee participation. Once your entry is reviewed our Admin will be in touch for any clarifications needed. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact admin@sarasotaholidayparade.com

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Theme for 2022

WINTER WONDERLAND is the theme for the 2022 Sarasota Holiday Parade! All entries must incorporate this theme for walkers, floats and any vehicles included. Suggestions include snow, snowflakes, snowmen, ice, icicles. Also winter sports such as skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling and the glittery glory of winter!

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Save the Date 2022!

The 26th Annual Sarasota Holiday Parade will be held on Dec. 3, 2022. We can’t wait to see you there! We’ll use our Facebook page and this website to let you know when online registration is open for both participants and volunteers.

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And the Winners Are:

We’re so happy to have had our 25th Anniversary parade this year. Our thanks to everyone who participated and attended the parade. As usual, all the entries were amazing. Here are the award winners.

BEST IN SHOW: The Dark Side

Best Silver Bells Anniversary Theme: Stage Door Studios

Best Commercial Entry: Longboat Key Builders

Best Performance: Jump Dance

Best Walking Entry: Acro Fit Gymnastics

Best Nonprofit Entry: Humane Society of Sarasota County

Best Church or School Entry: First Sarasota

Judges’ Choice:: Core SRQ