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Grand Parade

The Winter Magic Grand Parade

The Winter Magic Grand Parade is a highlight of the day.

The Winter Magic Grand Parade is a highlight of the festival with over 500 participants, ranging in age from children to seniors.

The Parade starts from the intersection of Lurline and Waratah Streets at 11:30am.

It continues along Waratah into Katoomba St and then along Main St to Parke St.
*Important reminder for Parade spectators - the Parade does NOT end at the top of Katoomba St. It keeps going around the corner along Main St to the roundabout. So be sure to spread out. You won't miss anything, we promise.

The parade is a people parade only..... no vehicles (except emergency vehicles) nor floats or animals.

Local community groups are encouraged to apply however people can also enter as an individual or family.

Colourful costumes (warm ones) props and large puppets are the order of the day. You are welcome to bring noise-making devices such as musical instruments or voices.
All are encouraged excluding costumes or props that could be considered offensive to age, race or gender.

To participate in the Parade you can apply for a place with the Parade Application Form, or join tens of thousands of Winter Magic Visitors and line the street to make the Parade bigger and better than ever!

Don't forget to wear your most colourful and dazzling winter woolies - the atmosphere is hot but we guarantee it'll be c-c-c-cold out there!

Online applications will Open 1st JAN 2016.
Closing date for applications is 12 midnight Sunday 12 June 2016.


Please note that the parade applications are now CLOSED. Applications for the 2017 festival (pending it going ahead) will open in November.


Click here to download the 23rd Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival parade order.
*Please note the order is subject to change if groups withdraw or rearrangement is required however is current 17/06/16.

For the past 8 years, Tom the Pom's DRUMMING & SAMBA workshops have been among some of the most exciting parts of the Winter Magic Festival.
Tom the Pom, aka Tom Harding, is a performer with an international reputation having worked with many of the world's largest festivals. For one day each year, Katoomba can claim Tom as one of their own.

Tom invites residents and visitors to join his Saturday morning drumming and percussion workshop on Festival morning. If that's for you, Tom wants you at the Katoomba Public School Green Hall in Waratah St Katoomba at 9:30am on Saturday 18th June.
Instruments are provided. FREE of Charge!
Be a star of the parade. You'll learn a few simple yet beautiful rhythms and then join the troupe which never fails to be a lively and most passionate part of the parade.

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