Old Fashioned Christmas Float Theme

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November 2, 2011

Our non profit charity is doing a Christmas float for the local parades. We have our trailer and floor area already built. We are pulling it with an old FarmAll tractor, newly painted. I wanted to do something along the lines of an old fashioned Christmas, with a farmer (we are in a rural area) driving the tractor and a freshly cut Christmas tree on the back, children, pets riding, etc. What other details and decorations can we add that will emphasize basic family values, and Christmas joy, togetherness, etc. Any ideas?



December 5, 20110 found this helpful
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How about a Christmas Carol themed Christmas from Charles Dickens. Or Little House on the Prarie theme.

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December 12, 20110 found this helpful
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How about having the float and the riders look like a family visit to the woods to find the right Christmas tree to cut?

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November 14, 2010

Do you have any ideas on how to create a float with an "Old-fashioned Christmas" theme?

By Beth from Roopville, GA

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November 14, 2010

I need ideas for a "Old Fashioned Christmas" float theme. Any suggestions?

Kelly from Mississippi


"Old Fashioned Christmas" Float Theme


I've posted this elsewhere, but I still love it! The "chestnuts roasting on an openfire", have a family sitting around a fireplace roasting chestnuts, you can even have a Christmas tree. Have the song playing as well. (11/08/2007)

By Stephanie

"Old Fashioned Christmas" Float Theme

Try an old style lamppost with carolers standing under it, singing selections from favourite carols. You could have a village backdrop with church steeple. Make sure your carolers dress in old fashioned dress, long dresses, cloaks, bonnets, top hats, tails, breeches, etc. (11/08/2007)

By Mary Lou

"Old Fashioned Christmas" Float Theme

"To grandma's we go!" (11/08/2007)

By melody_yesterday

"Old Fashioned Christmas" Float Theme

I am from Mississippi too, and what comes to my mind is having an old timey tractor or one of those old Ford trucks pulling your float. Then I would go out and cut a cedar tree to put on the trailer. I would make it like the inside of a house, and have a grandma and grandpa sitting in rocking chairs next to the tree and the fireplace with grandchildren gathered around either singing carols or have them reading the Christmas story. (11/14/2007)


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