Great news! The deadline to participate in this year’s Reading Holiday Parade has been extended to Nov. 8! Here are application forms for parade participants and sponsors:

Click here for a band application form and related information. Click here for a general application form and related information. And click here if you’re interested in being a parade sponsor.

Participants being sought include marching bands, floats, civic and athletic groups, schools, and similar organizations. Sponsorships are being sought for the following: title sponsor, division sponsors, banner sponsors, helium balloon sponsors, and band sponsors.

The parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 19 starting at 9 a.m. at 11th and Penn Streets and proceeding along Penn Street to Second Street. This year’s parade theme is “A Storybook Holiday.”

The Improvement District is presenting the parade in cooperation with Reading Mayor Wally Scott’s office.