There are several ways you can participate in the Los Altos Festival of
Lights Parade: you can sponsor one of our floats or bands (which will
display a sign with your business name), you can enter a float of your own,
you can be an entertainment group consisting of music, dancing, or another
type of performance, or you can join in the fun and be one of our costumed
Enter a Float/March in the Parade
If you or your group is considering entering a float or marching/performing
in the Parade, please read the
carefully. If you have
never participated in this Parade before, you will be required to submit a
sketch, photo or detailed description depicting illumination of your entry.
Additionally, children under the age of twelve will need prior approval to
participate. We begin accepting applications September 1st. Our deadline is
October 10th. Confirmation packets are mailed out two weeks prior to Parade
night. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the
Individual Hold Harmless
Group Hold Harmless
agreements and mail to:
Festival of Lights
P.O. Box 996
Los Altos, CA 94023
or email the documents to
The Festival of Lights Parade Association owns twenty floats.
Eighteen of them are sponsored by local businesses and organizations, their
name billboarded on both sides of the float itself. Sponsorship fees range
from $400 to $1,500 and are based
on past ownership, means of propulsion, size, and the level of mechanical
detail. The majority of floats have the same sponsor year after year;
however, we are usually looking for one to two new sponsors each year. If
your company or organization is interested in sponsoring a float, please
contact Brown Taylor at
and your name will be put
on our waiting list on a first-come, first-serve basis.
We are always looking for adults and teenagers to be one of our costumed
characters. You will have a one-time fitting in October and then participate
parade night. It is fun and rewarding to see all the smiling faces along the
parade route and when else do you get a chance to be Winnie the Pooh or the
Wicked Witch? Please click on Volunteer
for more information.
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