CRESTVIEW — The Main Street Crestview Association’s Christmas parade, themed "Christmas Through the Decades,” is coming in December.

The parade starts 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Main Street South-Field Avenue intersection and ends with an appearance by Santa Claus on the last float.

Participants may join the parade as a band, walking group, car, motorcycle, bike or mini-vehicle rider, or as decorated float/flatbed entrant.

Costs range from free for school or other bands, up to $40 per float.

Parade entrants may only play family-friendly Christmas music, according to the application. Liability insurance is required.

The deadline to file applications is Nov. 25.

"We like to get them in the Friday before, but they trickle in (afterward)," organizer Patti Gonzo said.

A mandatory meeting is set 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at Warriors Hall, 201 Stillwell Blvd., Crestview, for drivers of parade floats. Specific instructions will be issued during the meeting.

Santa will greet area children and hear about their wish list items after the parade at the gazebo behind the Okaloosa County Courthouse.

See www.mainstreetcrestview.org or call 689-3722 for more information and to get an application.