Family Float Building Contest
Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 10 a.m.

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Have you ever wanted to be IN the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade? This is your year! The Dominion Energy Christmas Parade is excited to kick off the first-ever Chick-fil-A Family Float Building Contest!

As we prepare for a virtual parade this year, we want to give families and kids an opportunity to actively participate in this year's parade experience! Build a miniature float and enter the contest for a chance to be featured in the Christmas Parade Special, airing on WTVR-CBS 6 on Saturday, December 5 at 10:00 am! 



  • Floats need to be a minimum of 12 inches long and 12 inches tall (there are no maximum dimensions!)
  • Floats should have a Christmas or holiday component or theme (examples are Christmas characters, songs, television shows, movies, foods, decorations, or simply putting a Santa hat on your favorite doll or action figure!)
  • Floats can be made from any materials!
  • Floats can be standing still or moving.  
  • Each child in a family may submit their own design, or you may submit one entry for the entire family. 
  • Float entries must be submitted no later than 11:00pm EST on Wednesday, November 4.  

 *Note: Floats do not need to contain the Chick-fil-A logo. Santa Cow just made an appearance for promotional photos! 


Once complete, please submit the following:

  • Email three (3) photos of your float to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The photos should be taken from different angles and include a close-up of the float details. Include at least one photo of the float with the child or family. Please label the file name of your photos with your first and last name.
  • Upload a 30-60 sec horizontal video, covering the highlights of the float, such as the theme, materials used, a close-up of the details, or anything else that you'd like to showcase. Acceptable video formats are MP4 and MOV. Videos must be uploaded to Dropbox by Wednesday, November 4 at 11:00pm EST. Label your video with your first and last name. (Example of a highlight video.)
  • By submitting your photos and video, you agree to your images being featured on the 2020 Dominion Energy Christmas Parade television special, airing on WTVR-CBS 6 on Saturday, December 5, and Friday, December 25 as well as on social media channels. As many entries as possible will be featured on the broadcast!
  • Three winners will be chosen to receive family prize packages from Chick-fil-A, redeemable at any location! Winners will be notified by Friday, December 4. (Prizes provided by Chick-fil-A Willow Lawn!)


This contest was inspired by the 2020 Rosebud Parade. For more ideas and to see examples from that parade, watch the Rosebud Parade here




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