This contest has ended. Parade judges will be announced soon!
Do you hum “Jingle Bells” in the middle of July?
Do you own more than one “ugly” Christmas sweater?
Do you think Christmas cookies should be a food group?
We’re looking for the merriest of the merry to judge the 2021 Santa Claus Christmas Parade. And if you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, you might just have what it takes!
The Santa Claus Christmas Parade is Coming to Town
The Santa Claus Christmas Parade comes to town, on Saturday, December 11, 2021, during the second weekend of the town-wide Santa Claus Christmas Celebration.
This year’s parade will follow a new, longer route. The parade will begin in the Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Legend parking lot and travel up Highway 245 past Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. However, instead of going through Kringle Place Shopping Center, as in previous years, the parade will continue on past St. Nicholas Church and the Santa Claus Fire Department, turn onto Patricia Koch Boulevard, loop back to Highway 162, and then return to the starting point.
What Does a Santa Claus Christmas Parade Judge Do?
As a judge, you’ll be responsible for helping name winners for three categories:
- Best Use of Theme – The 2021 theme is “Christmas Traditions,” and we can’t wait to see how this year’s entrants give it a unique spin.
- Holiday Spirit – Looks aren’t everything. So, this award will be given to the participants that exhibit the most enthusiasm!
- Kids’ Favorite – Pretty self-explanatory, right? We’ll need some younger judges to help pick a winner for this category, so feel free to enter as a family!
What Are Your Christmas Credentials?
What makes a successful Santa Claus Christmas Parade judge? You must believe in Santa Claus. You must be ready and willing to have a jolly good time. And you must keep the spirit of Christmas in your heart, not just during the holidays, but year-round!
One more thing: You must be able to be in Santa Claus, Indiana, on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Judging begins at 12:00 pm CT; parade starts at 1:00 pm CT.
You can sign up as an individual, but families are also encouraged to enter!
Win a Christmas Prize Pack
Getting to judge the 2021 Santa Claus Christmas Parade is a unique honor. But this year’s judges get more than just the honor… they’ll also receive a special Christmas Prize Pack!
Each Christmas Prize Pack includes:
- One vehicle admission to the Santa Claus Land of Lights at Lake Rudolph
- $25 gift certificate to the Santa Claus Christmas Store
- $10 gift certificate to Pumpkins & More Farm Market
Entries will be accepted through November 11, 2021. Standard rules and regulations apply.