Robinson Christmas Parade
Changes to Christmas Parade as of November 30:
The Robinson Christmas Parade is CHANGING to a Drive-thru ONLY! With the recent increase in positive COVID cases and hospitalizations, some minor adjustments have been made to this Thursday's Christmas parade. The primary goal for the Greater Chamber of Commerce and the City of Robinson is to ensure all participants' safety. With this in mind, the Christmas Parade will now take place on Peplow Drive ONLY and will be a drive-through experience. Floats will remain stationary on Peplow while vehicles drive down Peplow to enjoy the hard work invested in each float.
Participating floats will line up on the right-hand side of Peplow Drive coming from Old Robinson Rd. (This would be the same side as Peplow Park when facing Hwy 77). Float line-up begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m. and will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Spectators will enter Peplow Drive on the Old Robinson Road side and will exit onto HWY 77. There will be NO entrance from the HWY 77 side. The parade will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and participants may come at any time between those hours. Float/Entries must remain in their spot the entire time and will NOT be allowed to leave until after the drive thru is closed.
Christmas Event & Tree Lighting
There will NOT be a tree lighting event or Santa pictures this year. Once the parade is over, all participants should return to the school in an appropriate ride and not gather. Please do NOT use floats to transport individuals back. Spectators should not gather after the parade is over.
Parade Route & Line-Up Map
There is no entry fee to enter the parade, and anyone in the community is invited to enter including; businesses, churches, school groups, and other community organizations or individuals. (Sorry, there will be NO four-wheelers/ATVs, golf carts or motorcycles allowed in the parade.)
Line-up is based on first-come, first-serve and begins at 5:15 p.m. at Robinson High School. Floats and entries may enter from the Old Robinson Road street side at the back of the high school. Judging will be from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. only.
Floats that are not registered will not be allowed to participate. Upon registration, your entry will be provided with a registration number. The number should be displayed and clearly visible to the judges on the evening of the parade.
We ask that you designate someone to walk along the float to pass out candy. Due to safety concerns, throwing candy from the float is highly discouraged.
All participants must wear a face covering and maintain a distance of six feet from others on the float unless members of the same household. While lined up for the parade, participants should not gather in groups. Participants should also follow all CDC guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19; this includes not attending the parade feeling ill, coughing or sneezing into your elbow or a tissue, and using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. It is also suggested to have hand sanitizer available on each float.
Parade spectators should follow the same precautions, making sure not to gather in groups with individuals from other households.
There will NOT be a tree lighting event or Santa pictures this year. Once the parade is over, all participants should return to the school in an appropriate ride and not gather. Please do NOT use floats to transport individuals back.
There will be NO tree lighting or Santa pictures this year. Once the parade is over all participants should return back to the school in an appropriate ride and not gather. Please do NOT use floats to transport individuals back.
Cash prize for Robinson ISD entries will be $150 for the first place. A second cash prize of $150 will be awarded to the overall first place winner (excluding school entries). We encourage Classic Cars and Antique Tractors to ride in the parade; however, they are not eligible to win prizes.
The deadline for entries is Tuesday, December 1st, at the close of business. Entry forms should be mailed to: Robinson City Hall, Attn: Christmas Parade, 111 W. Lyndale, Robinson TX 76706, or delivered to Destiny at City Hall.
Santa will be making an appearance!! We ask that no other "Santa's" participate.
The deadline for entries is Tuesday, December 1st, at the close of business. Entry forms should be mailed to: Robinson City Hall, Attn: Christmas Parade, 111 W. Lyndale, Robinson TX 76706, or placed in the dropbox outside of City Hall.