List of Christmas and holiday season parades

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The following is a list of holiday parades that occur between Thanksgiving Day (in the U.S.) and early January, coinciding with the Christmas and holiday season. Klamath falls oregon as the snow flake prade its activities start the first of December and ending 16 days later.

Africa[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

India[edit]

Japan[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

  • Miri: Miri Christmas Parade. Held annually since 2008. (Article)

Philippines[edit]

South Korea[edit]

  • Yongin: Everland Christmas Fantasy. Various daily Christmas themed parades held at the Everland theme park, annually in November and December.

Thailand[edit]

Europe[edit]

Belgium[edit]

  • Brussels and other Belgian cities: La Parade de Noël RTL. Annual Christmas parades held in Belgium, sponsored by television RTL-TVI and radio Bel RTL.

Finland[edit]

  • Helsinki: Helsinki Christmas Parade. Held annually in late November since 1949, as part of the Opening of the Aleksanterinkatu Christmas Street festivities.

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

  • Hamburg: Hamburger Weihnachtsparade (Hamburg Christmas parade). Held annually on all four Advent Saturdays.

Ireland[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

Scotland[edit]

  • Edinburgh: Torchlight Procession. Held annually on the evening of the 30th of December, as the opening event of Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival.

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

  • Gerringong: Gerringong Christmas Street Parade (Article)
  • Gosford: Gosford City Christmas Parade. Held annually since the 1950s.
  • Sydney: Sydney Christmas Parade

Queensland[edit]

South Australia[edit]

Tasmania[edit]

  • Burnie: Burnie Christmas Parade
  • George Town: George Town Annual Christmas Parade
  • Hobart: Myer Hobart Christmas Pageant. Held on the third Saturday of November each year.
  • Launceston: Apex Launceston Christmas Parade. Held on the last Saturday in November.
  • Wynyard: Wynyard Christmas Parade (Article)

Victoria[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

  • Albany: City of Albany Christmas Festival and Pageant
  • Bunbury: City of Bunbury Christmas Carnival and Parade (Article)
  • Mandurah: Mandurah Community Christmas Pageant
  • Perth: Perth Christmas Pageant (Article)

New Zealand[edit]

  • Auckland: Farmers Santa Parade (4th Sunday of November)
  • Christchurch: Christchurch Children’s Christmas Parade Trust (1st Sunday of December)
  • Dunedin: Dunedin Santa Parade (2nd Sunday of December)
  • Hamilton: Hamilton Christmas Parade (2nd Sunday of December)
  • Palmerston North: Palmerston North Christmas Parade (2nd Sunday of December) ([2])
  • Rotorua: Rotorua Christmas Parade (1st Saturday of December)
  • Wellington: A Very Welly Christmas

North America[edit]

Bahamas[edit]

  • Nassau: Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade. Part of the Bahamian national festival of Junkanoo

Canada[edit]

Alberta[edit]

British Columbia[edit]

  • Maple Ridge: Christmas in the Park and the Santa Claus Parade
  • Nanaimo: Nanaimo's Santa Claus Parade
  • Surrey: Big Rig for Kids Lighted Truck Parade
  • Surrey: Surrey Santa Parade of Lights
  • Vancouver: Rogers' Santa Claus Parade
  • Victoria: Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade
  • Victoria: Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive

Manitoba[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]

St Andrews: Saturday Dec 6th Fredericton: Saturday Nov 29th Caraquet: Saturday Nov 15th Sussex: Saturday Dec 6th Bathurst: Sunday Dec 7th

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

Nova Scotia[edit]

Ontario[edit]

Quebec[edit]

Saskatchewan[edit]

  • Saskatoon: Saskatoon Santa Claus Parade. Originated in 1990.

Yukon[edit]

Mexico[edit]

United States[edit]

Alabama[edit]

  • Montgomery: Hornet Homecoming Parade (held by Alabama State University)
  • Opelika: Small scale community parade in Downtown Opelika with different schools, pagents,churches, businesses and community service operations. Held on the first Wednesday of November. Associated with "Christmas in a Railroad Town" also in Downtown Opelika.

Arizona[edit]

California[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Delaware[edit]

  • Seaford, Delaware: Parade Spectacular Event. It is held the first Saturday of December.

Florida[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Hawaii[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Iowa[edit]

  • Anamosa: Festival of Lights Parade
  • Atlantic: Christmas in Atlantic Lighted Parade
  • Belle Plaine: Belle Plaine Old Fashioned Lighted Christmas Parade
  • Belmond: Parade of Lights
  • Boone: Holiday Lighted Parade
  • Burlington: Burlington Lighted Holiday Parade
  • Cantril: Lighted Christmas Parade and Soup Supper
  • Cedar Rapids: Holiday DeLight Parade
  • Chariton: Dazzle Fest Lighted Parade
  • Charles City: Holiday Lighted Parade
  • Cherokee: Lighted Christmas Parade
  • Clarinda: Clarinda Christmas Parade
  • Clear Lake: Christmas by the Lake Lighted Parade
  • Corning: Light Up The Night Lighted Parade
  • Cresco: Santa Holiday Parade
  • Creston: No Place Like Creston for the Holidays Celebration
  • Davenport: Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Holiday Parade
  • Decorah: Decorah Hometown Holidays Lighted Holiday Parade
  • DeWitt: DeWitt's Hometown Christmas Parade
  • Ely: Lighted Winterfest Parade
  • Estherville: The Chocolate Walk and Parade of Lights
  • Fairfield: Fairfield Rotary Christmas Parade
  • Forest City: Forest City Christmas Parade
  • Fort Madison: Fort Madison Parade of Lights
  • Greenfield: Festival of Lights Parade
  • Humboldt: Lighted Christmas Parade
  • Indianola: Holiday Extravaganza and Parade
  • Lake City: Christmas Festival Parade
  • Lamoni: Christmas Parade
  • Le Mars: Le Mars Lighted Christmas Parade
  • Madrid: Christmas Extravaganza & Parade
  • Manchester: Window Walk and Static Christmas Parade
  • Marshalltown: Holiday Stroll Lighted Parade
  • Menlo: Menlo Christmas Parade
  • Milo: Milo's Small Town Country Christmas Lighted Parade
  • Monona: Lighted Holiday Parade & Festival
  • Newton: Jasper County Courthouse Lighting and Lighted Christmas Parade
  • Northwood: Christmas in Northwood Lighted Parade
  • Ogden: Lighted Christmas Parade
  • Osage: Christmas on Market Street Parade
  • Oskaloosa: Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade
  • Pella: Sinterklaas Arrives in Pella
  • Perry: Lighted Christmas Parade
  • Sac City: Sac City Christmas Parade
  • Sibley: Sibley Christmas Parade
  • Sioux City: Downtown Holiday Parade
  • Storm Lake: Miracle on Lake Avenue Lighted Holiday Parade
  • Swisher: Lighted Christmas Parade
  • Tama: Christmas Parade
  • Toledo: Christmas Parade
  • Traer: Traer Lighted Parade
  • Vinton: Vinton Christmas Parade
  • Washington: Downtown Lighting Ceremony & Lighted Parade
  • Webster City: Lighted Parade
  • Williams: Lighted Christmas Parade
  • Wilton: Wilton Christmas Parade

Kentucky[edit]

  • Owensboro: Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade - Where Kentucky Starts Christmas

Louisiana[edit]

Maryland[edit]

  • Hampden, Baltimore: The Mayor's Annual Christmas Parade
  • Cambridge: Cambridge-Dorchester County Christmas Parade
  • Westminster, Maryland: "Miracle on Main Street Holiday Electric Parade"

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Mississippi[edit]

Missouri[edit]

Nevada[edit]

  • Battle Mountain: Battle Mountain Parade of Lights
  • Boulder City: Boulder City Christmas Parade
  • Carson City: Carson City Parade of Lights
  • Elko: Snowflake Festival & Parade of Lights
  • Ely: Ely Christmas Parade
  • Fernley: Fernley Christmas Extravaganza and Parade
  • Gardnerville: Annual Parade of Lights
  • Hawthorne: Annual Parade of Lights
  • Henderson: WinterFest Evening Light Parade
  • Las Vegas: Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade
  • Las Vegas: Menorah Car Chanukah Parade
  • Lovelock: Lovelock Parade of Lights
  • Mesquite: Annual Christmas Parade of Lights
  • Minden: Annual Parade of Lights
  • Reno: Annual Hidden Valley Parade of Lights
  • Reno: Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Falcons New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade
  • Sparks: Annual Hometowne Christmas Celebration and Parade
  • Virginia City: Christmas on the Comstock Parade
  • West Wendover: Light Up The Sky Holiday Parade
  • Winnemucca: Christmas Parade of Lights
  • Yerington: Yerington Christmas Parade

New Jersey[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

North Dakota[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

  • Ada: Christmas Parade ([6])
  • Tulsa: Tulsa Christmas Parade. Held annually since 1926.
  • Waurika: Christmas Parade ([7]) (Second weekend in December)

Oregon[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

South Dakota[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

  • Nashville: Annual Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade
  • Nashville: Annual Nashville Gas Christmas Parade
  • Parrottsville: Annual Parrottsville Christmas Parade

Texas[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Washington[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Wyoming[edit]

South America[edit]

Colombia[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]