FUN FACTS AND FAQs
When is the 2021 Blue Jay Christmas Parade?
The parade is Saturday, December 3, 2022 and starts at 2:00pm.
What is the 2022 Parade Theme?
Do Not Throw Candy!
Safety is #1
Please do not throw candy and promotional items into the street during Parade procession.
It's dangerous when young kids run out to the street chasing the goodies while there are moving
vehicles during the Parade.
We do welcome you to hand out candy and promo materials along the sidewalks to happy parade goers
in a safe, orderly fashion.
DRONES ARE PROHIBITED DURING PARADE
Can floats feature a Santa Claus Character?
No costumed Santa Claus’s are allowed!
No Santa Clause Costumes Allowed
and that's the Real Santa Claus who lives in the North Woods (or North Pole?)
How many vehicles can there be per parade entry?
There is a Maximum of (2) vehicles per parade entry
Were is the BEST place to view the parade?
While the parade does travel through Blue Jay, performances and announcements of each entry
are best viewed within "Ear-Shot" of the Parade MCs
who are always located at the Crosswalk in the middle of town
(Note: Please do not sit within MC or Judging Marked Areas)
What time does the road close and at what intersections?
Highway 189 will close at 1:00pm from the intersection of HWY 189 & Daley Canyon Road to the intersection of North Bay Road and Highway 189 in front of the Blue Jay Theater. The road will reopen at 3:30pm.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the parade is cancelled due to weather, it will not be rescheduled.
When will we know if the parade is cancelled?
Parade status will be posted by 10:00am on December 3, 2022 at
Where should we park to view the parade?
For best viewing options, we suggest arriving in Blue Jay prior to 1:00pm and parking in the Jensen’s parking lot. Additional parking will be available along North Bay Road.
FUN FACTS ABOUT THE BLUE JAY CHRISTMAS PARADE
The Blue Parade kicks off the Holiday Season in the mountains for 43 years!
Christmas lives in Blue Jay, Skyforest and nearby Lake Arrowhead, charming little mountain towns right out of a Norman Rockwell painting.
- The Blue Jay Christmas Parade was voted "The Shortest Parade Route" in the Guinness Book of World Records.
- The Parade started in 1979.