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Holiday Parade

November 20 @ 10:00 am

Join the City of Harrisburg for the annual Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 20 at 10am. This year’s theme is “Merry & Bright.” The parade will feature giant parade balloons, marching band and dance team performances, decorated floats, characters, Santa Claus and more. The parade takes place on Front and 2nd Streets from Market to North. After the parade, head to Strawberry Square to meet Santa, enjoy FREE hot chocolate and cookies (while supplies last) and find out the marching band, dance/step/drill team and Best in Theme winners. Marching bands are awarded $500 for 1st place, $300 for 2nd place and $200 for 3rd place along with trophies. The top three dance/step/drill teams receive trophies and the Best in Theme winner receives a $100 Amazon gift card and trophy. Also while in the City, be sure to grab lunch from one of the many terrific restaurants and get some holiday shopping done at the shops and boutiques.


– 10 a.m. – Start of parade

– Following the parade – Announcement of parade winners, free hot chocolate & cookies (while supplies last) and Santa Claus at Strawberry Square

– 3-5 p.m. – All You Can Inc invites the community to join them for a free Thanksgiving dinner after the parade from 3-5pm at the bus station at 2nd & Market Street. Follow their Facebook event for all information:


– The parade takes place on Front and 2nd Streets from Market to North. The route begins at the intersection of Front and Market Streets, proceeds on Market St., turns left on 2nd St., turns left on North St., turns left on Front St. and ends where it began at Market St.


– The code LUVHBG can be used to receive 4 hours of free street parking in the Downtown area.

– The Market Square Garage is $10 from 8am-8pm courtesy of Park Harrisburg.

– The Market Street bus stop is directly beside the parade route and the train station is just 2 blocks away.


– The Market Street Bridge will be closed starting at 7 a.m.

– 2nd Street and Front Street will be closed from Market to Forster Streets starting at 7 a.m.


November 20
10:00 am
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Downtown Harrisburg
Harrisburg, PA United States + Google Map

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