PLEASE HELP MAKE THE PARADE ENJOYABLE FOR ALL!
To promote an environment of enjoyment for all parade spectators, the Festival of Lights Parade Association requests that you please adhere to the following guidelines for selecting your viewing spot prior to the parade.
Thank you so much for your cooperation.
Festival of Lights Parade Viewing Guidelines
No person shall place on any public property any furniture, stakes, rope, ribbon, signs or any other item used to reserve areas for parade viewing before 12:00 noon on the day of the parade.
No materials used to reserve areas of public property shall block or interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic, or block those portions of sidewalks and streets used for same.
Adhesive material, including adhesive tape, is prohibited for use in reserving space for parade viewing; including, but not limited to, the use of tape or other adhesives on trees, sidewalks, streets, poles and signs. The use of chalk is discouraged if reserving a space. Please use chairs or small blankets to reserve area.
No person shall sell, lease, or rent any seat or space on public property for use in viewing the parade.
No person may use any area of public property so as to interfere with any person’s viewing of the parade from a City authorized and approved grandstand.
All materials used to designate a private viewing area as described in this section shall be removed by 10:00 p.m. on the day of the parade.
Any materials not removed by 10:00 p.m. on the day of the parade will be deemed to be discarded trash and disposed of by municipal crews during cleanup after the parade.
All viewing must take place from the sidewalk or intersections. Absolutely no viewing in front of the parklets.
No chairs or personal items will be allowed in the roadway while roads are open to vehicle traffic. If items are in unauthorized areas, they will be moved. If viewing at a designated intersection or major ingress and egress area, gaps must be available to allow emergency personnel and designated vehicle traffic to pass through until a complete road closure is obtained by police personnel.
THESE GUIDELINES HAVE BEEN REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY THE LOS ALTOS POLICE DEPARTMENT