2023 Christmas Parade Rules/Entry Form

The City of Athens is pleased to announce that the 2023 Athens Christmas Parade has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.

The theme of the 2023 Athens Christmas Parade is “Christmas Stories.” Entrants are encouraged to find the inspiration for their floats from their favorite Christmas books, songs, stories, or movies.

Parade entries will be judged on creativity, incorporation of the current theme, and overall appearance. This year's Parade Grand Marshal is Mayor Aaron "Bubba" Smith.

The 2023 Christmas parade is organized by the City of Athens and its parade partner, the Athens Chamber of Commerce. Parade sponsors include Athens Screen Printing, Atmos Energy, Kevin Lilly’s McDonalds, and Republic Services.

Please download the rules and entry form below.

2023 Parade Entry Form.pdf 

2023 Parade Rules.pdf 

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