From the Boulder Cruisers...
2008 Christmas Boulder Cruiser Parade
The parade is Saturday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. The staging area opens at 5:00 p.m. The parade will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. Participants numbered greater than 20 must be in their positions by 6:15 p.m. We are number 31 this year located behind Cub Scout Pack 174 and in front of Ecological Lawn Care Co.See notes below from the Parade Organizers in regards to the parade:Please leave yourself enough time before the parade to find your place and assemble your group in the Staging Area. Be considerate of other parade participants trying to stage around you. Non-participants are asked to stay outside of the Staging Area.Please carpool as we want to leave as much parking as possible available to spectators. Participants are encouraged to park in the parking garage at 16th & Pearl. After 5:00 p.m., enter the structure from 16th & Walnut. Parking in the structures is free on Saturdays.Parade night is also a great night to HOP, SKIP or JUMP downtown. As downtown is the major hub for RTD bus routes you can get downtown by bus from just about anywhere in Boulder.Remember ? no live Santa?s (Santa will be on his float at the end of the parade and two Santa?s would not be good).We encourage everyone to light your entry for visibility and spirit. Candy throwing is prohibited by Boulder City Ordinance (handing candy to parade viewers is acceptable but discouraged as it becomes trash on the route). Distribution of flyers is also discouraged as it too adds to the trash accumulation. Downtown Boulder encourages alternative powered floats and transportation. Please help us keep Downtown green during this busy holiday season!
Please dress appropriately. This is December in Colorado so be ready for cold weather and quite a bit of standing around in the staging area before the parade gets started.
During the parade, keep up with the entry in front of you and limit reviewing stand performances to 30 seconds. This will help minimize gaps in the procession. Remember: Large gaps confuse spectators. We?ve actually had spectators think the parade is over because of large gaps between entries.