The contest is a chance for children, between the ages of 5 and 11, to win a ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage at one of The Santa Parades during the Christmas Traditions celebration in Saint Charles, MO.
Each weekend during the Christmas Traditions season, running from November 25 through December 18, 2016, there will be a parade on Saturday and Sunday where one child, each day, will ride in Santa's carriage. There will also be a "Ride with Santa" on opening day, November 25.
One child will be selected at random from the entries to ride in Santa's carriage on each of the following dates: November 25, November 26, November 27, December 3, December 4, December 10, December 11, December 17, and December 18.
Parades begin at 1:30 PM in the 1000 block of South Main Street and end at the Jaycee Stage in Frontier Park. The carriage ride is for the parade route only.
Only children between the ages of 5 and 11 will be eligible to participate. Winning entrants must have their parent or legal guardian sign a release form in order to participate in this parade. Winning entrants must also have a parent or legal guardian ride with them in the carriage.
Every Wednesday during this promotion period, winners will be selected. The winners will be contacted as to which day they have won the right to ride in Santa's carriage. In the event they are not able to attend on that specific date, there will be no alternative date available for them to select. In the event a winner is unreachable by the end of the day on Thursday of their winning week, then another entrant will be selected to win the ride in Santa's carriage. Winning participants may not substitute other children.
All decisions by the judges are final as to winners and dates. Winner agrees to disclosure of their name, hometown, and likeness for publicity purposes without compensation. There is no cash value to this prize. The "Ride with Santa" is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. In the event of cancellation, the winner will have the option to ride the next weekend the ride is available.