Media release: The Rome Christmas Parade Committee announces that the theme for the 2013 Christmas in Rome Parade will be “Christmas at the Movies.” The theme was selected to inspire people to utilize all the Christmas movies, both past and present, to create floats that depict a range of Christmas movies through the years.
The date of this year’s parade is again the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving which will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3. The parade route is from First Avenue and Broad Street to the Rome City Auditorium area.
Applications may now be obtained online at www.romechristmasparade.com and the deadline to submit an application is Nov. 10. An entry fee of $25 is required. After Nov 10, an additional late fee of $50 is required.
Applicants are encouraged strongly to read all the instructions and rules on the website and to convey those requirements to the people in charge of the float assembly. Safety is vitally important for the parade and the rules are designed to make the parade safe for everyone.