Guide & Rules

Christmas Parade Route


Each year, local and area residents line the Oakdale Parade route to enjoy a parade of magnificent floats, music, talented marching bands, and high-stepping equestrians. The Oakdale Parade route begins at Oak/Poplar and ends at E Street/2nd Street.

Oakdale Enrichment Society and volunteers, will be closing the Parade route early to vehicular traffic to enhance public safety measures. Route closures will be effective at 4 PM.

Downtown businesses will be open and parking will be available in our downtown lots and surrounding side streets. Parking will be restricted along the parade route.

Please read more about the Oakdale Christmas Parade safety tips, rules and regulations below. You may also download a copy of our parade rules below.


Rules and Regulations

Entry representatives should hold a meeting with their float participants before, or on, the day of the Parade, and review the rules and safety guidelines to ensure everyone understands them and their own individual responsibilities.

Parade Officials and Volunteers:

  • OES Board Members and Volunteers will be available to assist with questions or guidance you may need.
  • OES Board Members and Volunteers will be available to check-in parade participants and direct them to their designated spots.
  • All participants must follow the direction given by Volunteers and OES Board Members.
  • Parade rules and regulations will be reiterated during parade formation.

No Throwing Items from Parade to the Crowd:

  • Please DO NOT toss candy or any object into the crowd.

All Vehicle Operators:

  • All vehicle drivers must be experienced operators and must possess the appropriate valid motor vehicle operator’s licenses.
  • All vehicles must be in sound working condition and properly registered and insured.
  • Once a float or other vehicle is in position, the driver (and a float representative, if applicable) must be in attendance at all times in the event there are questions or the float and/or vehicle needs to be moved.

Line-up and Staging:

  • All parade entries position is first come first serve.
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