Parade of Lights

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Join in or enjoy the Downtown Odessa Parade of Lights

Downtown Odessa and the City of Odessa Parks & Recreation Department bring you the Annual


  Parade of Lights Logo

WHEN:  Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

ROUTE: South on Andrews Highway from 23rd Street, West on 3rd Street to Medical Center Hospital (MCH) parking lot for de-staging. All riders will de-stage there and be bused back to the Odessa College parking lot. NO PICK UP AT MCH ALLOWED.

TIME: Line-up begins at 3 p.m. in the Odessa College parking lot beside the Sports Center off University. 
The parade begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. All entries must be in the parade line-up by 6 p.m.

AWARDS: Award announcements will be sent to the Odessa American and will be formally presented at a January City Council Meeting

REGISTRATION: Must be received by 12 noon, November 29, 2017! LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL HAVE 
Click here for registration form 




Entry Fee


1st2nd 3rd

Commercial/Business- best lighted float

($25/additional vehicle)

$2,000 - $1000 -$500
Community Organization- best lighted float
(Non-Profit, Churches, Boy/Girl Scouts, PTA’s,
Children’s Associations, etc.)

($5/additional vehicle)
due with registration

$2,000 - $1000 - $500
School- best lighted school entry

No Fee


Mayor's Award
(Individual or family)
Most Original Interpretation of Theme

($5/additional vehicle)
due with registration


All Entries are eligible to win the Mayor's Award which represents the best overall entry in the parade (plaque). 

• All entries will be given a number to be placed on the passenger’s door of the float or lead vehicle at the time of line-up on the Odessa College parking lot. 
• All entries MUST: 
    − be able to keep up with parade speed
    − be decorated with working Christmas lights
    − NOT STOP to perform (which causes gaps in the parade)
    − NOT exceed 13’ 6” tall 
    − NO SANTAS! There is only one official Santa who will make his appearance at the end of the  parade. Any entry with a live or stuffed Santa will be asked to withdraw. 

• All Entry Fees must be paid in CASH or CHECK only. Please make checks out to Downtown Odessa, Inc.

  • Option #1 - Mail registration form to:      Downtown Odessa Inc.
                                                               PO BOX 4398
                                                               Odessa, TX 79760
  • Option #2 - Email registration form to:
  • Option #3 - Drop-off to:                         Downtown Odessa, Inc. 
                                                              119 W 4th Street, Suite 103
                                                              Odessa, TX 79761

 For more information about the Parade of Lights including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Downtown Odessa Inc.


Help make downtown Odessa shine by decorating your storefront! Businesses located in the downtown footprint (1st street to 10th street, Bernice Avenue to Adams Avenue) are eligible. 

There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes! Each winner will receive a plaque. The 1st place winner will also receive a trophy to be passed on to the 2019 1st place winner. Winners will be announced December 6th. Online voting by the public will begin on December 2nd during the Parade of Lights and will end on December 4th.


Registration fees are $25 and are due with the completed application by November 29th. Click here for the rules and application!


 Downtown Odessa Logo 

Contact Information
Downtown Odessa, Inc.
119 W. 4th Street, Suite 103
Odessa, Texas 79761
Phone: 432-335-4682