20 Genius Christmas Float Ideas - Nikki's Plate (2024)

Christmas Float Ideas; Easy vehicle and trailer decor for the perfect Christmas float at the Santa Claus parade!

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Christmas is coming, and you know what that means: Santa Claus parades! Today's post is all about some amazing and creative Christmas float ideas for this years Santa Claus parade!

The holiday season is a time for celebration and giving. It's also a time to show off your creative side! I've seen the most amazing Christmas floats over the years, but what really sets them apart is their creativity. What better way to get in the Christmas spirit by creating your own parade float this year!

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options out there—colorful lights, giant inflatables, and more—but don't worry—I've got you covered with these easy DIY Christmas float ideas that are sure to make your parade look like a winner. Whether you're looking for inspiration or just want to see some beautiful Christmas parade float ideas for your truck bed or wooden trailer, here are 20 of my favorite Christmas float ideas!

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Radio Flyer Float

The Radio Flyer Wagon is a classic kids' toy that's been around since 1917. It's a perfect choice for your Christmas parade float, because it's fun and recognizable, and it will remind everyone of their childhood!

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Easy Gingerbread House Float

The gingerbread house is one of the most iconic symbols of Christmas, and we think it's time to make it even more festive. You can't go wrong with this float, which will be sure to delight your guests and give them a great time.

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Bright Candy Cane Christmas Float

This Christmas float is the perfect addition to your holiday parade. It's fun and festive, with a hint of whimsy. The candy cane design is adorable, and the bright red color will help you stand out from the crowd. SO many large candy canes to put you in the spirit of the season

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Christmas Globe Float

This Christmas float is a great way to showcase your company's holiday spirit. The globe is an easy blow up decoration you can place on top of a trailer, just make sure you secure it properly!

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Minion Christmas Float

This festive float is sure to bring joy and laughter to everyone who sees it in action. The red and yellow colors are vibrant and fun, while the minions are adorable and hilarious.

The minions have been around since 2010, when they first appeared in the movie “Despicable Me”. Since then they have become one of the most popular characters in pop culture today. They are now featured in many other films, including “Minions” and “Sing”. They also appear on their own television series called "Minion Mayhem". You can see these adorable creatures coming to life right before your eyes as you drive down the street or parade route during your Christmas event! This Minion Christmas Float will definitely be a hit with children of all ages!

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Animal Shelter Christmas Float

Many people choose to do a float based on their favorite movie, or even just their favorite movie character—but that's not what we're talking about here. A good Christmas float is more than just an excuse to be festive: it's a chance to spread some holiday cheer and show your community what you're all about. This animal shelter float is too cute to handle!

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Gingerbread Christmas Float

A gingerbread Christmas float is the perfect way to celebrate the season. Everyone loves gingerbread houses, it is such an iconic Christmas symbol that creating a float for the parade including anything gingerbread will be a hit!

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Candy Cane Sleigh Float

The Candy Cane Sleigh Float is a great choice for the Christmas float this year. The best part about this float is that it comes with everything you need to get started: lights, music, and even a jingle bell so everyone knows when it's coming! You can set up your own parade route and make your way through town. Your kids will love riding on this float as they go through the streets of their neighborhood. The large arches of the candy cane also give the appearance of a sleigh.

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Barn Float

There is nothing more festive than a barn on Christmas day. The smell of hay, the warm glow of the sun on your face, and the sound of animals munching on their hay are all things we associate with this holiday. You will definitely get the crowd's attention with this one! You can create this float with basic household materials; cardboard boxes, scotch tape or glue, chicken wire, PVC pipes and markers/paint! Don't forget the straw bales to sit on!

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Polar Express Float

The Polar Express is a magical Christmas story. If you have a younger crowd coming to your parade, consider creating a Polar Express-themed float. This simple option is sure to delight kids, and it doesn’t take much effort or money at all. All pulled behind an open truck!

Christmas Tree Float

The Christmas tree is a symbol of the holiday season, and it's one that makes for a great float. You can make your own from scratch or purchase one already made. The Christmas Tree Float is a great way to bring holiday spirit to your city's parade, and it's also a great way to get people in the mood for the holidays! Decorated Christmas tree is not only a fun festivity but also a simple idea. Such a great small parade float for the back of your truck.

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Gingerbread Candy Float

This is the most fun and festive of all Christmas floats! The gingerbread candy float is a classic, but it’s always good to shake things up with a new twist. Everyone will want to ride in this perfect gingerbread house!

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Christmas Sleigh Float

The sleigh float is a great choice for any parade. It's festive, fun and easy to build. The best part about it is that you can use it year after year so you don't have to start from scratch each time you want to participate in your local parade or other holiday celebrations.

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Candy Float

Candy is the perfect Christmas float idea. Candy can be a great decoration, or you can make it into a float by filling balloons with candy and tying them off. You could even add some gingerbread men to your float!

Gingerbread men are another fun decoration for your Christmas float. You can buy them or make them yourself using gingerbread cookies or even just plain old bread with frosting on it.

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Charlie Brown Christmas Float

This is a great float idea for your Christmas parade, featuring the Charlie Brown Christmas theme! Charlie Brown's Christmas float is exactly what it sounds like: a big, beautiful float featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and all of your favorite Peanuts characters.

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Gingerbread Men Float

This float combines the deliciousness of gingerbread with the fun of a parade. It's really easy to make, too! Just get some gingerbread men (you can make them yourself if you want), attach them to a raft or wagon, and decorate with streamers and other festive decorations. Your kids will love it!

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Whoville Christmas Float

A true classic, the Whoville Christmas Float is a must-have for any parade. This float features the most important people in Whoville: Cindy Lou Who, Ralphie (with his Red Ryder BB gun), and Santa Claus.

Whoville is a town full of Whos, who all live in fear that the evil Grinch will steal Christmas from them. The Whos' Christmas floats are made from recycled materials, like bottles and cans, and decorated with the help of their furry friends.

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Polar Express Train Float

The Polar Express is a classic holiday movie, and it's a great choice for a Christmas float! If you're planning to watch the movie before making your float, you'll need to find a train set that looks like the one in the movie. You can also take photos of the train from different angles, so you can recreate it perfectly.

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Golf Cart Santa Float

This Christmas, you'll be the talk of the town! It's a fully-functional golf cart being pulled by Santas' reindeer! Of course this is the easiest way for Santa to get around at the parade this year!

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North Pole Christmas Float

The North Pole is the home of Santa Claus and his elves, and it's also where he keeps his workshop. It's where he gets ready for the annual delivery of presents for all the good boys and girls in the world. Why not create a Christmas float featuring is home town full of igloos, snow oh and a snowman!

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There you have it folks! 20 genius Christmas float ideas for you to recreate for this years Santa Claus parade! These ideas will help you get started on your Christmas floats this year!

Just made sure to follow your parade rules and safety requirements before starting your beautifully painted creation! Whether you are doing baby jesus, scrooge, angels or a decorated santa house, make sure you have fun with it! Now back to counting down the days till Christmas!

Until next year,

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