2016 Bend Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
Downtown Bend – 12:00 p.m.
Theme: “All I Want For Christmas”
The Bend Christmas Parade is organized and run by a volunteer group of dedicated citizens. Before 1992, the parade was planned and organized by the Bend Parks and Recreation but it was decided after the 1991 parade that they would no longer sponsor the parade. A meeting was called and a number of Bend residents decided to take on the responsibility which we have continued to do for the past 21 years. The Committee is composed of 11 volunteers whose responsibilities include organizing the entries, preparing entries for line-up, publicity, treasurer, working with the animal entries, judging, composing scripts for announcers, public safety, and acting as parade marshals. Some of these volunteers have been with the committee since its inception.
It is the mission of the volunteer Bend Christmas Parade Committee to organize and present to the people of Bend and the surrounding area an event that will capture the spirit of Christmas and bring a feeling of fun and excitement to participants and viewers alike.
We are open to entries in the parade from all belief systems and we welcome a diversity of ideas that will portray the warm and friendly feelings associated with the season.