The State of California COVID guidelines abruptly changed such that operators of large public events, including parades, are now recommended to check all participants and spectators for proof of COVID vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test.
As this is a logistical impossibility to implement, we regret that the 2021 Parade of Lights has officially been cancelled.
We look forward to resuming the event next year on December 3, 2022. Wishing you all a very merry holiday season!
The 2021 Santa Maria Parade of Lights Application Period is now closed!
Completed entries must be submitted online no later than midnight Friday, November 12, 2021
Applicants will be notified on November 16th if your entry has been accepted.
*Priority is given to applications which are received early and are complete, and to groups who have had strong entries in prior parades.
Applications will not be accepted without a submitted script.