• Santa Claus is riding with his friends from the fire department. No other live Santa's allowed.
  • The Parade's staging begins at 10:30 AM and closes at 11:30 AM.
  • The Parade starts promptly at noon and is a Rain or Shine event.
  • The Registration booth is located on Rice Ranch Road just west of the intersection at Dyer St. Entrants are to approach from the east using Rice Ranch Road from the direction of Orcutt Road. (see map)
  • No vehicles may enter the staging area from the starting point of the Parade (Broadway & Pinal)
  • A representative from your group must check in at the booth to pick up entrant materials and final instructions. You will receive an Entry Number Placard. This Placard must be placed/displayed where instructed.
  • After you get your parade materials, please go directly to your designated staging area. You can position yourselves directly against the curb/side of the road. You must leave the center lane of the staging area open for traffic and emergency personnel!
  • Please don't crowd the slot ahead of you; it will need to remain open until that entrant has had an opportunity to stage.
  • Street control staff will direct you to the parking for parade entrants for vehicles other than those used in the Parade. Parking is minimal, so we recommend carpooling where possible.
  • People dropping off participants will not be allowed to drive into the staging area. Please have an adult accompany any children to your staging area.​
  • Children 5 and under must be in a stroller, cart, wagon, etc., and accompanied by an adult. Small children walking cannot keep up with the progress of the Parade.
  • ​​If you keep up with the parade flow, you may toss candy into the crowd. No candy canes or starlight mints are allowed. These candies leave a big mess when they are crushed into the street. Every year we get complaints about the mess they leave. We do not want to ban candy tossing, so please help by not tossing candy canes or starlight mints.
  • No flyers are allowed. Any group distributing flyers will be banned from the Parade and fined $500 for cleanup.
  • The Parade ends at Dyer & Clark. From that point, return to the staging area on Rice Ranch Road before you stop. Please don't stop on Dyer and block the rest of the Parade behind you.
  • Always follow the directions of Parade staff. Anyone who does not will be banned from future parades.
  • Avoid any actions that could spook equestrian entries. Please don't touch or approach any animal entrants without the owner's permission.
  • All animal entries must provide a pooper-scooper.
  • Please clean up your staging area and take your trash with you.

Christmas Parade  

December 10, 2022, 12 pm, Rain or Shine

Christmas Parade

The Old Town Orcutt Christmas Parade has been a holiday favorite since 1961.  Started by the volunteer fire department, the parade remains a small town afternoon event.  You'll see kids, dogs, floats, animals, cars, bands and our special guest Santa.  Join us on the second Saturday of December at high noon as we celebrate Christmas the Old Town Orcutt way.

Here is a list of parade day information.

Please share it with your group.

Old Town Orcutt

Our American Legion Color Guard leads off the Parade proudly displaying our  National and State Flags.

The local Jr High & Senior high bands are always a crowd favorite.

Many local families and groups walk our parade route.