An application as well as instructions and parade route can be found at the end of this article.
IMMOKALEE — The Immokalee Christmas Around the World Committee and the Collier County Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting its Annual Christmas Parade and Gala on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 pm. The Parade and Gala Events occur in the evening and dress is festive - casual to fit the occasion (and weather).
Christmas around the World is a community sponsored Event. Activities include a lighted night parade followed by a Christmas Gala at the community swimming pool with lots of food, games, music, machine-produced snow, Immokalee’s own talent for entertainment. The highlight of the Christmas Gala is the grand finale featuring the arrival of Santa Claus. The Seminole Casino Hotel of Immokalee provides a free book to any kid who takes a picture with Santa during the gala celebration.
The parade will again feature a float competition, if you prefer a pre-packaged float, please go online to www.FestiveFloats.com for details regarding a ready-made float with costs (separate from sponsorship) and availability. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. with a mandatory line-up time of 4 p.m. The parade staging area has changed. The new location for the parade is 212 Jerome Drive (corner of Jack & Ann’s Feed Supply Store & Nobles-Collier Inc. Packing House). Starting at State Road 29, the parade will continue on a path that leads to Ninth and Main Street, making a right-hand turn and proceeding onto Immokalee Drive to Immokalee High School’s football field parking lot. Unload your passengers with caution and come across the street to the Snow Gala.
We want you to participate in our parade and gala. Partial proceeds from this parade and gala will go towards scholarships per year to deserving Immokalee High School seniors who plan to advance through higher education. The Snow Gala’s entrance fee is FREE TO THE PUBLIC, however, we desperately need your continued support and sponsorship. We hope that you will confirm your interest through one of our sponsorship/donor options.
Please make your check payable to:
Immokalee Chamber of Commerce/Christmas Parade
1255 N. 15th Street, Suite 3
Please contact the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce at 239-657-3237 or e-mail us or to CherryleThomas47@gmail.com for further information. Forms can be faxed to 239-658-2011. Thanks for your support!
Parade and Gala Application
Parade and Entries Event Instructions
Parade Route and Staging Information