25th Anniversary Parade Postponed

In the interest of our community’s health and safety, the 25th Anniversary of the Sarasota Holiday Parade is postponed to Saturday, December 4, 2021. Although December 2020 is still several months away, parade participants generally start working together to practice walking entries or build float entries starting in August or September.

Past participants will be receiving an email to update their contact information. New participants: Please contact us to be added to the 2021 participant list in order to receive information along the way.


2019 Awards and Notable Participants

Congratulations to these amazing organizations for their entries in the 24th Annual Sarasota Holiday Parade—we can’t wait to see what they do next year!

And a special thank-you to ALL the participants for helping us kick off the holiday season, Sarasota-style. We’ll see you for the 25th Annual—our SILVER ANNIVERSARY—this time next year!

BEST IN SHOW (Mayor’s Trophy): JUMP Dance Company

Best “Holidays By The Sea” theme: Sonshine Roofing

Honorable Mention: The SRQ Club, LWR Gymnastics

Best Commercial Entry: Sun N Fun

Honorable Mention: Orange Theory Fitness, Music Compound

Best Performance: Platinum Superstars Dance Factory

Honorable Mention: Art and Soul Dance Company, ReFlex Arts Dance, Bradenton Twirling Academy

Best School Entry: Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences

Honorable Mention: SHS Theatre, SHS Sailor Band, RHS Kiltie Band

Best Walking Group: The Suffragist Project

Honorable Mention: The Dark Side, Sarasota Medieval Fair

Best Nonprofit Entry: Sahib Shriners

Honorable Mention: Early Learning Coalition, Circus Arts Conservatory, The JOY FM

Judges’ Choice: Sarasota OUT


Parade Route Street Closures

ABC 7 has released the parade route street closures. More information can be viewed here.


Entries Closed!

Entries are officially closed for this year’s parade—thank you to all our entrants!


Important Date Change for Parade Meeting

The date of the mandatory meeting for all parade participants has been changed from Mon., Nov. 18, to Wed., Nov. 20. Please mark this on your calendars!