Friday, November 24, 2017




Chamber WELCOMES Participants to Appear in the Parade

Dear Parade Participant,

You are invited to be a part of the on Friday, November 24, start time at 7 p.m., with the line up at 6:15 p.m.

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to downtown Olean as Santa unveils the Santa Claus Lane decorations and lighting.

The HOLIDAYS are the theme of the parade.  Please make sure your float/unit/trucks are all decorated in holiday fashion.

We will award trophies in several different categories.

There is NO FEE to participate, please just complete the registration form.

For dancing or marching groups, please note that the street width is 14 feet. PARTICIPANTS in the PARADE will be using only one side of the street (the east side of Union Street. Please plan accordingly.

Remember your unit is being judged.  PLEASE make sure you have a banner or some signage indicating what group you are.

PLEASE DO NOT THROW candy or any other objects from your unit. We also do not want you to hand these out either – due to the constraints of the street width, no handouts of any kind are permitted.

UNITS WITH ANIMALS... please have scoopers to participate in the parade. We have too many children walking.  We expect your scoopers to handle the refuse.

*Floats MAY NOT contain a Santa or Mrs. Claus.

Please call the Chamber at 372-4433 or email for questions or more information.

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