Lakeland Christmas Parade

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland & City of Lakeland are proud to present the 38th annual Lakeland Christmas Parade: A Storybook Christmas in Downtown Lakeland Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7pm.

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Lakeland Christmas parade 2018 a Storybook Christmas

Download Parade Application: Click Here for Application Packet

Applications are due September 14, 2018!


The Junior League of Greater Lakeland and the City of Lakeland are proud to host the 38th annual Lakeland Christmas Parade. Thank you for your enthusiasm and willingness to be a part of this important community holiday event.

The theme this year is “A Storybook Christmas” and it is our sincere hope that you will join us in inspiring the imaginations of children and promoting the joy of reading by decorating your float in the theme of your favorite children’s story. In true holiday spirit, we ask that you enhance your story with festive cheer. For example, if your book is Winnie the Pooh oriented, we would hope to see Pooh Bear with a Santa hat and your float still adorned with twinkling lights, a wreath, or some other form of holiday cheer.

Please review the information attached carefully as all floats are accepted for participation based on the compliance with the provided rules, completion of the application in full, and on the basis of the unit’s quality and contribution to the parade. Awards will be presented to outstanding participants at the Lakeland City Commission meeting in December.

We look forward to providing our community with another wonderful Christmas Parade.


Questions about the Christmas Parade? Contact us.

Thank you to our exclusive television sponsor Bay News 9/Spectrum!


For your convenience, below is a professional float company that many organizations have used in the past.
Festive Floats of Florida
2102 Orient Road
Tampa, FL 33619
Contact: Chick or Bruce Adams at 813.879.2878 or email them!