REDDING, Calif. -

Before the Redding Trade Club Lighted Christmas Parade rolls into downtown Redding on Dec. 1, the club is holding a contest to choose a theme.

Every year a theme is selected that the trade club feels exemplifies the spirit of the holiday season and gives parade participants that theme to use when decorating their floats. Multiple theme ideas per contest entrant are accepted.

The deadline for this year's contest is Friday, Sept. 14.

Theme ideas can be emailed to or mailed to:

Redding Trade Club

P.O. Box 0982

Redding, CA 96099-0982