Greater Lancaster Museum of Firefighting – 17th Annual Christmasville Fire Truck Parade

16th Annual Christmasville Fire Truck Parade | Basil Cars
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The Basil Family Dealerships Present

The Greater Lancaster Museum of Firefighting 17th Annual CHRISTMASVILLE FIRE TRUCK PARADE


Congratulations to our 2023 Winners!

Museum Member Companies:

1st. Place – Bowmansville

2nd. Place – Town Line

3rd. Place – Crittenden

Overall Fire Companies:

1st. Place – Wendleville

2nd. Place – U-Crest

3rd. Place – Lake Erie Beach

Law Enforcement Division:

1st. Place – D’Youville University

2nd. Place – Cheektowaga PS Dispatchers

3rd. Place – Niagara Falls AFB

Individual Awards:

Best Chief’s Truck – Doyle 2

Best Antique – Colden – 1908

Best Ambulance – Southline

Best Rescue – Windom

Best Pumper – Pine Hill

Best Ladder – Clarence

Best UTV / Boat – Nunda / Wiscoy Rossburg FDs

Best Float -Wendleville

Furthest Distance – Blaine Hill FD, Elizabeth Township PA

Chairman’s Choice Award – Angola FD

Chairman’s Choice Award – Millgrove FD

Chairman’s Choice Award – West Seneca FD

Chairman’s Choice Award – Vigilant FD

Chairman’s Choice Award – Woodlawn Ladder Truck

Russo’s Award (Carl Russo) – Pine Hill

Young Award (Dick Young) – Depew Central Hose Co. #4

Best Sponsor Vehicle – Macken Services

Presenting Sponsor Choice Award (Basil) – Wendleville

The Annual Christmasville Fire Truck Parade organized by the Greater Lancaster Museum of Firefighting has become a valued tradition in WNY and the official kick off to the Christmas season! With over 200 Emergency Vehicles from across NY creatively decorated with fun Christmas themes and of course Christmas lights!

The Parade will begin at Lancaster High School 1 Forton Dr. at 6pm and continue South on Central Ave. to West Main St. in the Village of Lancaster.

If your department wishes to participate, please compete the Application by November 19th, 2023.

Prizes awarded for the following categories:

  • First, Second, & Third Place overall Fire Company (Excluding Museum Member Companies)
  • First, Second, & Third Place Fire Museum Division (ONLY Museum Member Companies: Alden, Bowmansville, Crittenden, Depew including companies, Lancaster including companies, Millgrove, Town Line, and Twin District)
  • First, Second, & Third Place overall – Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Best Decorated Chief’s Vehicle
  • Best Decorated Antique Fire Apparatus
  • Best Decorated Ambulance
  • Best Decorated Rescue Truck (Light or Heavy)
  • Best Decorated Pumper / Tanker
  • Best Decorated Ladder Truck
  • Best Decorated ATV / Boat etc.
  • Best Decorated Float
  • Furthest Distance Traveled
  • Chairman’s Award
  • Russo’s Award (Carl Russo)
  • Young Award (Dick Young)
  • Basil Family Dealership Award

Parade Route

Lancaster High School, South on Central Ave. turning right on West Main St. The parade will end at the traffic circle near the water tower.

Things To Note

  1. We ask that NO Fire Company have a “Real Santa” in the parade as Santa will be arriving during the parade.
  2. The lowest bridge height is 11.8 ft.
  3. The length of your vehicle/float as the final turn is a sharp corner.
  4. Throwing Candy or anything from your vehicle is not permitted!
  5. Please keep your windshields clear for visibility!
  6. Walking in the Parade is only permitted near the end from Pleasant Ave (Rite Aid) to the traffic circle.

Please Contact The Following With Any Questions

Jerry Enser


[email protected]

Tom Trzepacz


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Bob Eleczko


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Bryan Chapman


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Jim Dick


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Parade Application Form

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