Safety Measures In Place For Clayton Christmas Parade

CLAYTON – Following the tragic death of an 11 year-old girl struck by a pickup in the recent Raleigh Christmas Parade, the Town of Clayton is working with the Clayton Rotary Club, and all parade organizers, to re-emphasize long-established safety measures for the December 10th Clayton Christmas Parade.

Additionally, the Town would like the public to be aware of the following:

  • The Clayton Police Department will be verifying that vehicles participating in the parade have a current registration and that all drivers have a valid operator’s license and are at least 18 years of age.  
  • Large groups of walkers will be placed strategically throughout the parade line up. 
  • Parade participants are not permitted to throw candy, favors, or other materials from floats or vehicles. These items may be passed out by participants walking on the street accompanying the floats. 
  • Additional Town personnel will be strategically placed along the parade route to help monitor participants in the parade.  


For a complete list of parade rules, visit www.claytonchristmasparade.org/parade-rules.