Drivers Information

  • What types of vehicles are in the parade?​

    • We're looking for classic cars and classic trucks, we're also looking for unusual vehicles - we've had a restored milk truck/van in the parade, we've had a decorated trash truck, a  1932 Ford Phaeton, a 1956 Ford COE (Cab-over-engine) Truck with Jack Skellington riding and even a  2012 International 4400 towing a backhoe with Drippy the San Bernardino Municipal Water District Mascot riding the backhoe .  Also some vehicles that aren't classics are in the parade because they're performing necessary  parade functions - carrying characters for example - or they have parade staff in them doing parade duties (directing the parade, tweeting the parade location, etc.)

  • For the 2022 Parade Season The Community Ho Ho Parade is accepting applications October 17, 2022 through November 13, 2022. 

    • All applicants will be notified of  their application status by November 19, 2022

    • We are not accepting late applications.

    • If you applied on or before November 13, 2022 but didn't make the 35 parade vehicles you are on the wait-list/stand-by list in case someone drops out prior to the parade. (It occasionally happens - family emergency, work, car problems...)

  • Please be at the parade departure location by 5:30PM . When you get to the starting point check in with our Parade Manager for your vehicle location in the line up.

  • All drivers and participants in the parade MUST be in a seat belted seat.  There is no riding in the back of pickup trucks or on flat-bed trucks. 

  • Do not throw anything including candy from the vehicles before, during or after the parade; 

  • Drivers will have a current drivers license & vehicle liability insurance required by the California Motor Vehicle Code section 16020;

  • Drivers will not use cell phones during parade unless with a hands-free device;

  • Drivers will pull over to the side of the road if they encounter problems during the parade & rejoin at designated rendezvous points on the parade route;

  • Drivers will not pull over to pick up riders or stop the parade for any reason;

  • Only music approved by The Community Ho Ho Parade may be played during the event - family friendly Christmas music;

  • Drivers will obey all traffic laws & will follow all directions of motorcade escorts & parade managers;

  • Only the official Community Ho Ho Parade Santa can be dressed in a Santa suit at the before & after parties and during the parade - if you are going to wear a costume, please run it by the organizing committee PRIOR to parade night.