Season’s Greetings! We'd love to have your group featured in the 2018 Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade. As we work with New Braunfels leadership to ready the parade, we are beginning to accept applications.

The application below is for the band, dance, or cheer team category. A band/dance/cheer entry is an specific to band, band or cheer. Participants can be at any age range and may be a school organized group.

  • Fill out our parade form below, and complete any appropriate payments.
  • Applications MUST be completed in full and MUST be submitted no later than October 15th with any required fees, either by check or cash.
  • Payment is collected through our website, and we highly encourage this method. If your business requires it, checks can be made out to “The NB Christmas Committee.”
  • Any bands advertising for hire or advertising a business will be charged a commercial entry fee of a minimum of $55 to participate in The Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade. This fee may be submitted via cash or check. Checks can be made out to “Emily’s Elves.”
  • There is no fee for high school, college or military bands.
  • ALL ENTERIES MUST USE LIGHTS TO DECORATE AND BE SEEN IN THE NIGHT. NO FLAME OR FIRE ALLOWED!!
  • Please note: The New Braunfels Christmas Committee has adopted “The Santa Claus” CLAUSE. This clause PROHIBITS any other float participant or entry to use ANY form of Santa Clause. Only one Santa Clause will be provided, presented and established by The New Braunfels Christmas Committee, for the entire parade.

Parade Application: Band, Cheer, Dance Team






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I have read and completed the application as much as possible

Please familiarize yourself with this information and share it with your parade participants. All entries are subject to inspection by parade officials. Any entry that does not comply with these regulations will be denied participation in the parade or will be subject to expulsion and all fees paid will be forfeited.
All entries MUST be operated in a legal, safe and ethical manner and comply with law enforcement and The NB Christmas Committee directions and community standards of good taste. Any lewd, lascivious behavior or profane music will not be tolerated and will be grounds for expulsion from the parade. The consumption of drugs or alcohol by parade participants is strictly prohibited.
Advertising or promotion for political candidates or issues is prohibited. Advertising or promotion for commercial purposes is prohibited on or with any parade unit unless a minimum of $50 commercial entry fee has been paid. Commercial entries may display only the name of the business/organization submitted on the original entry form. Additional signage, logos, banners, etc. identifying any other business/organization will require an additional $100 commercial entry fee to be paid.
All marchers, walkers, etc., not riding on floats or miscellaneous units, must be at least 14 years of age. All marchers, walkers and riders MUST remain with their unit in their assigned position in the staging area and proceed in a steady and continuous manner during the parade, maintaining a minimum of 40 ft. between entries. Bands are allowed to bring a small chase vehicle carrying water and other necessities in the parade.
All entries MUST be highly decorated with lights including tow vehicles. Smoking in/on units is not permitted. No phones and/or texting by participants is allowed on floats on parade route. No entry may exceed 65 ft. in length or 14 ft. in height.
All towed entries MUST have an approved safety chain between the tow vehicle and the unit/float. All entries MUST have sufficient fuel to operate gas-powered generators. Generators should not be started until the parade begins in order to preserve fuel. DO NOT add fuel to hot generators!
All floats and miscellaneous entries MUST have easily accessible entrance and exit for participants/riders and a clear, unobstructed view for drivers/operators. Drivers MUST have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Convertible vehicles are not allowed except those provided by The NB Christmas Committee.
Objects, such as candy, gum, flowers, samples, coupons, flyers, etc., may NOT be thrown from or otherwise distributed to spectators by any entry or participant.
Horse units MUST provide a "pooper scooper" to follow the entry to ensure public safety and sanitation.
In the event of an emergency, vehicle breakdown or equipment failure, entries should be moved promptly away from or off the parade route so as not to impede parade traffic, spectator view or emergency vehicles. All issues of public safety rest expressly with the New Braunfels Police Department.
All entries MUST disperse quickly and safely from the break-up area at the end of the parade route. There will be no "holding area" for floats or miscellaneous units at the end of the parade. Stopping, blocking units behind you from proceeding or unloading participants is NOT permitted until instructed to do so by parade officials.
The undersigned confirms they have read, understand and agree to abide by the above regulations and accepts responsibility to convey this information to all persons participating in the unit represented by the undersigned. Please sign, make a copy for your records and return this form with your application.

I have read the regulations and will share with all parade participants

By completing this online form, I RELEASING THE “The Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade,” “The NB Christmas Committee,” AND “Emily Elves,” OFFICERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS, FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OF PARTICIPANT ARISING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT KNOWN AS “The Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade,” “The NB Christmas Committee,” AND “Emily Elves,”.

IN EXCHANGE FOR THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT, PARTICIPANT HEREBY WAIVES,
RELEASES, AND DISCHARGES ANY AND ALL CLAIMS FOR INJURIES TO PERSON INCLUDING DEATH
OR TO PROPERTY THAT PARTICIPANT MAY INCUR AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION
IN THE EVENT. THIS RELEASE DISCHARGES “The Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade,” “The NB Christmas Committee,” AND “Emily Elves,” and ALL OTHER PROMOTERS, SPONSORS,
PROMOTING CLUBS, OFFICIALS, AND ANY MUNICIPALITY OR OTHER PUBLIC ENTITY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES (“OTHERS”) ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVENT, AND AGAINST
ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED IN ANY WAY TO THE EVENT, EVEN THOUGH THAT LIABILITY MAY ARISE OUT OF NEGLIGENCE, CARELESSNESS, GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR INTENTIONAL ACT ON THE PART OF “The Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade,” “The NB Christmas Committee,” AND “Emily Elves,” or others, OR PARTICIPANTS.

PARTICIPANT UNDERSTANDS AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT A SERIOUS ACCIDENT CAN OCCUR
DURING ACTIVITIES SUCH AS THE EVENT. KNOWING SUCH RISKS, PARTICIPANT HEREBY ASSUMES
ALL THOSE RISKS AND INJURY TO PERSON INCLUDING DEATH OR TO PROPERTY RELATED TO
EVENT AND RESEASES AND HOLDS HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFIES “The Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade,” “The NB Christmas Committee,” AND “Emily Elves,” and OTHERS FOR ANY SUCH INJURY WHETHER SUCH INJURY ARISES FROM “The Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade,” “The NB Christmas Committee,” AND “Emily Elves,” OR OTHERS’ NEGLIGENCE, CARELESSNESS, GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR INTENTIONAL ACTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ALL COSTS AND ATTORNEYS FEES.

FURTHER, PARTICIPANT HEREBY GRANTS FULL PERMISSION TO ANY OR ALL OF THE FOREGOING TO USE ANY PHOTOGRAPHS, VIDEOTAPES, MOTION PICTURES, RECORDINGS, OR ANY OTHER RECORD OF THIS EVENT.

PARTICIPANT AGREES THAT THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE SHALL BE BINDING ON PARTICIPANT’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, HEIRS, ASSIGNS, AND NEXT OF KIN.

PARTICIPANT HAS CAREFULLY READ AND UNDERSTANDS THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND RELEASE AND SIGNS THIS RELEASE AS PARTICIPANT’S OWN FREE ACT. PARTICIPANT REPRESENTS THAT IN EXECUTING THIS DOCUMENT, THAT THE PARTY DOING SO HAS THE FULL AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT WITH “The Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade,” “The NB Christmas Committee,” AND “Emily Elves,” AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT “The Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade,” “The NB Christmas Committee,” AND “Emily Elves,” ARE RELYING UPON THE EXECUTION OF THIS DOCUMENT IN ALLOWING PARTICIPANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT.

By signing my name below, I acknowledge the waiver, and will provide this important information to parade participants by downloading a copy of the regulations and waiver.

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After you submit the application above, please proceed to the payment screen (if applicable) for the appropriate application fee selected for the float.