Ford Holiday River Parade

Volunteer Ushers Needed at the Ford Holiday River Parade

About the event

The 38 th annual Ford Holiday River Parade will be held on Friday, November 23 rd on the downtown River Walk. Each of the 29 floats will bring to life the 2018 theme Christmas In San Antonio, with lights, decor and costumed float riders. This family-friendly event is held each year the day after Thanksgiving and kicks off the official lighting of the River Walk.

Help us share the "Christmas Spirit" with over 50,000 spectators in downtown San Antonio plus millions of television views nationwide.

Click HERE for more parade info


Volunteer Request

Volunteers are needed to fill the following positions:

Parade Ushers & Ticket Takers 

 This volunteer opportunity is great for individuals, families, neighborhoods, and community groups. This is a great way for your organization to put their team building and leadership skills to use, volunteer groups will be assigned to work together.

*see attached task descriptions & qualifications

Date & Time

Friday, November 23 

We ask you to arrive at 3 PM, for enough time for a quick training session, pick up lunch and supplies, and be transported to designated areas and be in-place by 4:45 PM. Gates open at 5 PM, and parade starts at 6 PM, the parade will be over by 8:30 PM, with chair folding and stacking afterwards. The shift should be done by 9 PM, and you will be transported back to the Central Library.



Volunteer Check-in and parking will be at the Central San Antonio Public Library parking garage. Charter buses provided by DAISY CHARTER will transport volunteers to designated parade areas, buses will depart promptly at 3:45 PM.



Aside from the cool elf hat you will receive as a volunteer, you also get the following:

Volunteers who attend their shift will be entered to win door prizes raffled every hour until the parade is over.

Lunch provided by What-A-Burger, snacks, water, and beverages will be provided.

We are so excited to have you as a part of the 38 th Annual Holiday River Parade!


* Check-in location subject to change, please read the following.

Click on the sign-up button below to register as an event volunteer. Once you sign-up an automated confirmation will be sent to your email from sign-up genius, and then a few days before your scheduled volunteer date as a reminder. The reminder email will have finalized event day details including; check-in times and location, parking, weather, and any changes or updates. please be on the lookout for it. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me via the email button included on this sign-up.


Date: 11/23/2018 (Fri.)

Time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm CST

Location: Central Library
600 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Created by:   Javier E. Gonzalez
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Usher & Ticket Takers (150)

Arrive to check-in location by 3 PM, please see attached pdf. for detailed tasks

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