List of Christmas and holiday season parades

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.

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]

Chile[edit]

Colombia[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]