By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Sources: Needles Youth Development and Education Foundation, the Needles Community Partners and the City of Needles (Information):
Downtown Needles, California: Sign ups are underway to participate in a lighted parade during the Needles Holiday Fun Fair and Lighted Parade 2021 happening on Saturday, December 4th, 2021.
The Needles Youth Development and Education Foundation, the Needles Community Partners and the City of Needles welcomes all who want to participate in this year’s return of the lighted parade that brings joy to many in our community as well as those from across the Colorado River who come to enjoy the lighted parade.
The lighted parade will be starting at Dusk, at around 4:00 p.m. PT (Pacific Time), and the route in pass years is along West Broadway between D Street and H Street.
The lighted parade will be broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook.
ZachNews has put together where you, your group, organization, church, school, business and department can participate in this joyful lighted parade.
*** Lighted Parade Information: Here’s What To Know: ***
Complete and return the entry form along with entry fee of $25.
Parade line-up will be given at check-in.
Please check in at Peace-A-Work for number assignment.
Check in will begin at 2:30 p.m. (PT)
Entries must be received no later than 2:30 p.m. (PST) Monday, November 29 2021
Pre-viewing of entries will take place prior to the parade.
All judging will be done during the parade.
Awards will be presented immediately after the judges make their decision, in front of the old Needles Theater located at the corner of West Broadway and F Street.
Decision of the Judges is final.
Due to approaching darkness please, as much fun as it is to give, and to receive, no throwing of candy will be permitted.
Entry participants may walk alongside of your entry to pass out candy if you so desire.
All participants must be appropriately dressed.
At least one (1) string of lights must be visible on entry
Parade Chairperson accepts no responsibility for false statements made by the applicant or entrants.
Parade will start at 4:00 p.m. (PT) or Dusk
Violations subject to disqualification.
No alcoholic beverages will be permitted throughout the parade route.
All entrants must continually move forward.
Activities done by entry must not cause parade route to come to a halt.
- Entry Form:
Here is the entry form in a downloadable PDF File format or Right Click on picture above to Save Image As to Download; either way please sign up for this joyful lighted parade that brings joy and togetherness to the community.
- Submit Entry Form with Check:
When completing and submitting your entry form, please include a $25 check for entry fee, payable to:
NYDEF – C/O Needles Community Partners
(NYDEF = Needles Youth Development and Education Foundation)
Please complete and submit entry forms with $25 check, mail to:
Melody Jones / Needles Community Partners
Attn: Parade Chairperson
821 West Broadway
Needles, California, 92363
- Entry Forms Deadline:
You must complete and submit your entry form with $25 check no later than Monday, November 29th, 2021.
For further information, please contact either Melody Jones at: 1 (760) 885-6395 or Tena McGee at: 1 (760) 985-4050 between the hours of 9:00 am-5:30 pm (PT) Monday through Friday.
So if you want to bring the community, especially kids and families, then please join the fun and sign up to participate in this year’s lighted parade during the Needles Holiday Fun Fair and Lighted Parade 2021.