NOV 2012 – Christmas parade seeking entries and sponsors

The Kiwanis Club of Redlands – Noon is seeking sponsorships and accepting entry applications for the 23rd annual Redlands Christmas Parade ”Redlands 125th Christmas Celebration” scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, December 1, in downtown Redlands. This parade, one of the few, if not the only, nighttime parades in the Inland Empire, is the official kick-off to the City of Redlands’ year-long 125th Anniversary Celebration. This citywide event brings together thousands of people from throughout theInland Empirefor a fun and exciting celebration of the holidays.

The parade committee is currently seeking entries of classic cars, sports teams, marching bands, floats, equestrians, scout troops, carolers, area dignitaries, or any other type of fun and creative entry that will help to spread the holiday spirit and create warm and wonderful memories for spectators. The entry fee is $20 for individuals and non-profit organizations and $30 for commercial entries. Please go to to download and print the application. Mail the completed application and entry fee to the Kiwanis Club ofRedlands– Noon, PO Box 8427, Redlands, CA 92375. Checks should be made payable to the Kiwanis Club ofRedlands. Entry applications must be received by November 19.

Additionally, parade sponsors are needed to help make the Redlands Christmas Parade a successful event. With hundreds of participants, a dozen or more marching bands ands scores of brilliantly lit floats, sponsor logos at the head of the parade are sure to be noticed by the thousands of spectators lining the streets. Sponsorship levels range from $100-$1000 and must be received immediately to ensure that businesses are included in all areas of the chosen sponsorship. Businesses interested in being a parade sponsor may contact Dave Ahlers at (909) 792-4016.

For those unable to attend, the parade will also be televised on Time Warner Cable Channel 3. A DVD of the parade will also be available for purchase.

For further information, please contact Dave Ahlers at (909) 792-4016 or visit