Enter Staging: FOUR-TWIGGS & MORGAN Unit Number: 27
Staging opens at: 11 a.m. Staging closes at: 12:30 p.m. Parade Start: 1 p.m.
Please remember, no Santa characters are allowed, except on the Official Tampa Christmas Parade Santa Float. Santa hats are permissible. Festive costumes with bright colors are encouraged
Please note: For the safety of parade participants, personal vehicles will not be allowed in the parade staging area. Personal vehicles should drop their participants at the closet intersection and plan to pick up participants at the end of the parade.
PARADE ROUTE: Tampa’s Christmas Parade will proceed west on Madison Street then turn north onto Ashley Drive towards the disbanding area.
DISBANDING: Please follow the instructions below as well as for instructions from TPD Officers during the parade.
Parade Ends: The Parade ends at Gasparilla Plaza, please turn off the music and stop throwing beads.
Walkers/dancers/bands: Will turn left onto Gasparilla Plaza and, if applicable, immediately load onto your bus, or proceed to your vehicle, or join us in the park for Santa Fest! Please keep moving forward so we do not have a backup on Gasparilla Plaza.
Floats/motorized units: Will turn right onto Polk Street. TPD will direct you to Jefferson Street to head north and out of downtown Tampa. Please note: For safety reasons, Floats will not be allowed to stop in the disbanding area.
For safety reasons Walkers accompanying a float or vehicle will be turned onto Gasparilla Plaza and will not be permitted to walk onto Polk Street. Floats will not be allowed to stop on the parade route or on Polk Street for participants to get on. Float riders need to stay on the float as it proceeds through disbanding.
Float Riders: Floats needing to unload riders will be directed by TPD to stop at Pierce Street, where you will have 2 minutes to disembark. Please note: No equipment or decorations break down will be permitted on Polk Street by TPD.