For Immediate Release: June 9, 2020
Lawrence, Kan. – The Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade has updated its guidelines for participants. To keep reinforce the parade’s focus on its historical horse-drawn vehicle theme, the guidelines limit the number of riding groups and outriders. To manage expenses, guidelines for providing lodging for both horses and humans have been tightened. The guidelines also now explicitly prohibit the display of images and flags representing intolerant groups, including the Confederate flag. The parade has never condoned the display of the Confederate flag and does not allow it in our parade. After it was inadvertently displayed two years ago, we heightened our review of each entry for inappropriate decoration and addressed any infractions on an individual basis.