The official start of fall is Saturday but the Town of Bel Air is already preparing for the Christmas season.
The application period has opened for the 33rd annual Bel Air Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3:30 p.m.
All parade participants must be costumed or dressed in a holiday or seasonal theme; this includes animals, which, to the extent possible, should be decorated or accessorized in keeping with the holiday or Christmas theme. Floats must also be decorated in a holiday theme.
No commercial units or entrants are permitted unless they include a performance or display; and no group or performer may distribute or hand out anything to the crowd.
Interested parade participants must submit an application. All applicants will be contacted individually with a decision. To apply, visit: belairmd.org/226/Christmas-Parade for an online application. The deadline for applying to be in the parade is Wednesday, Nov. 22.