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The parade draws about 40,000 Yuma residents and visitors to the Historic North End each year to celebrate the holiday season. Last year the memorable event included a record high 102 lighted, festive entries. The parade’s organizer Visit Yuma has registration forms available for the annually anticipated event’s 16th year which will delight spectators on December 8 and feature the theme "Celebrating Yuma Agriculture."
This year, the tradition of recognizing the parade's best entries, as graded by a panel of judges, continues with an assortment of awards, including the Dorothy Young Memorial Trophy for Best Performance by a Marching Band, last year awarded to Gadsden Elementary School District #32, and the Mary Jane Allen award for best depiction of the parade theme, won by the Sierra Vista Scouting Unit #8054.
Parade Route: Parade starts in the vicinity of 9th Street and 4th Avenue and continues north on 4th Avenue. Route then heads east on 4th Street and
turns left onto 2nd Ave. Right onto Giss Parkway and left onto Main Street. The parade ends at Main Street and 2nd Street.