Bahama Christmas Parade

December 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bahama Christmas Parade
Here is the link for the Christmas Parade.

I’ve invited you to fill out a form:

Bahama Christmas Parade Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:00 AM Downtown Bahama

Line-up starts at 9:00 AM on Ball Rd.

Parade begins at Country Knoll Rd. and Bahama Rd.
Parade ends at the Bahama Ruritan Club

If you wish to have an entry in the parade, please complete the form
by December 1, 2017 by mail or e-mail to:

This year, we are doing a can food drive in conjunction with the parade.
We are asking participants to bring canned foods or non-perishable food items.
All donations will go to help needy families in the Bahama community.

The Bahama Ruritan Club will graciously accept any
monetary donations to help pay for the cost of the parade.


Regarding 2017 Bahama Christmas Parade

Due to the overwhelming success of the parade and the limited space available, we are forced to restrict the number of participants in the parade to the first 120 entries. Applications for participating entries will be accepted in writing. This will be on a first come, first serve basis. NO EXCEPTIONS! Others will be placed on a waiting list to be accepted in order of receipt as cancellations occur

The following rules will apply for the 2017 parade: (Please read all rules – you must agree to these as some have changed this year for the safety of all.)

1. ALL entries should have a Christmas related theme (if not Christmas related theme you will be pulled from the
parade. Please no Santa suits.

2. Dirt bikes and four wheeler / ATV will not be allowed in the parade.

3. Each entry should provide its own candy. Parade participants should use caution when throwing candy so no one
gets hurt. Candy should be thrown towards the ground at the edge, NOT DROPPED ON THE ROAD AND NOT
THROWN DIRECTLY AT PEOPLE. Many children were trying to run into the road to get candy that did not make it to
the edge of the road. We want everyone to be safe! The Bahama Ruritan Club is not responsible for injury or damage
caused by any parade entry and/or participant.

4.. Horse trailers are to be unloaded at the Bahama Ruritan Club and horses ridden to Country Knoll Rd.
For more information on horses, please contact Ron at (919) 479-1800 – (I work all day so I will get back to you as
soon as I can)

5.. Trophies will be given to HOMEMADE floats, judged 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

6.. All drivers of floats or group coordinators will be required to maintain an appropriate distance between them and the
entry in front of them of approximately 15 to 20 feet, NO STOPPING ALONG PARADE ROUTE for dances – cheers – or
other. MUST keep up with entry ahead no more than 15 to 20 feet spacing.

7. Since each float will have a measured space in the lineup on Ball Road please limit vehicles to those in the parade
ONLY. Floats can be loaded and vehicles parked at the Little River Community Center before lineup. NO OTHER

8. Please make sure no trash is left in staging area.

9. Please refrain from smoking in line up area and while on parade route.

We appreciate your donations and support to make this parade so successful!


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