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List of holiday parades

The following is a list of holiday parades that occur between Thanksgiving Day and early January, coinciding with the Christmas and holiday season.


  • Asia 1
    • Japan 1.1
    • Philippines 1.2
  • Europe 2
    • France 2.1
    • Ireland 2.2
    • Netherlands 2.3
    • Spain 2.4
    • United Kingdom 2.5
  • Oceania 3
    • Australia 3.1
      • New South Wales 3.1.1
      • Queensland 3.1.2
      • South Australia 3.1.3
      • Tasmania 3.1.4
      • Victoria 3.1.5
      • Western Australia 3.1.6
    • New Zealand 3.2
  • North America 4
    • Canada 4.1
      • British Columbia 4.1.1
      • Manitoba 4.1.2
      • New Brunswick 4.1.3
      • Nova Scotia 4.1.4
      • Ontario 4.1.5
      • Quebec 4.1.6
      • Yukon 4.1.7
    • Mexico 4.2
    • United States 4.3
      • Alabama 4.3.1
      • Arizona 4.3.2
      • California 4.3.3
      • Connecticut 4.3.4
      • Delaware 4.3.5
      • Florida 4.3.6
      • Georgia 4.3.7
      • Hawaii 4.3.8
      • Illinois 4.3.9
      • Indiana 4.3.10
      • Iowa 4.3.11
      • Kentucky 4.3.12
      • Louisiana 4.3.13
      • Maryland 4.3.14
      • Massachusetts 4.3.15
      • Michigan 4.3.16
      • Minnesota 4.3.17
      • Mississippi 4.3.18
      • Missouri 4.3.19
      • New Jersey 4.3.20
      • New Mexico 4.3.21
      • New York 4.3.22
      • North Carolina 4.3.23
      • North Dakota 4.3.24
      • Ohio 4.3.25
      • Oklahoma 4.3.26
      • Oregon 4.3.27
      • Pennsylvania 4.3.28
      • South Carolina 4.3.29
      • South Dakota 4.3.30
      • Tennessee 4.3.31
      • Texas 4.3.32
      • Virginia 4.3.33
      • West Virginia 4.3.34
      • Wisconsin 4.3.35
  • See also 5
  • References 6









  • Alcoy: Cabalgata de Reyes Magos de Alcoy (Cavalcade of Magi of Alcoy), held on the night of the 5th of January (night of the Three Wise Men), since the mid 19th century. (Article)
  • Barcelona: Three Kings’ Parade (a Cavalcada de Reis Mags d'Orient), held 5th January, attracting crowds up to 500,000. (Article)
  • Madrid: La Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos de Madrid (The Cavalcade of the Magi from Madrid). (Spanish site)

United Kingdom

  • Birmingham: Birmingham Christmas Parade (Website)
  • Buckingham: Buckingham Christmas Parade (/carnival/index.htm/ Website)
  • Windsor: Reindeer Parade (Website)



New South Wales

  • Gerringong: Gerringong Christmas Street Parade (Article)
  • Gosford: Gosford City Christmas Parade (Website)
  • Sydney: Sydney Christmas Parade (Website)


South Australia

  • Adelaide: Adelaide Christmas Pageant. Established in 1933, the event is staged on the second Saturday of November and draws crowds reaching 500,000. (Website)
  • Glenelg: Glenelg Christmas Pageant. Held annually since 1954 ([1])
  • Mount Gambier: Mount Gambier Christmas Parade. First held in 1959, the event is always staged on the third Saturday of November. (Website / History Article)
  • Norwood: Norwood Christmas Pageant (Website)
  • Port Adelaide: Twilight Christmas Parade (Website)
  • Salisbury: Salisbury City Centre Christmas Parade (Website)
  • Tanunda: Barossa Christmas Parade (Article)
  • Whyalla: Whyalla Christmas Pageant (Website)


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


Western Australia

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

New Zealand

  • Auckland: Farmers Santa Parade (Website)
  • Levin: Levin Christmas Parade

North America


British Columbia

  • Maple Ridge: Christmas in the Park and the Santa Claus Parade (Website)
  • Nanaimo: Nanaimo's Annual Christmas Parade
  • Surrey: Surrey's SANTA Parade of Lights, organized by the Cloverdale BIA (Website)
  • Vancouver: Rogers' Santa Claus Parade (Website)
  • Victoria: Island Farms Santa's Light Parade


  • Winnipeg: Winnipeg Santa Parade (Website)

New Brunswick

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

Nova Scotia


Town Name Route Organizers, notes Website
CA ON Acton Acton Firefighters Santa Claus Parade Website
CA ON Ajax Santa Claus Parade Website
CA ON Frankford Santa Claus Parade Frankford Arena on Picton Street, north to Trent Street, west on Mill Street to Wellington Street. Website
CA ON Goderich Santa Claus Parade Circles The Square clockwise, West Street until Montreal Street Article
CA ON Toronto Toronto Santa Claus Parade Independent organization, formally Eaton's
CA ON Toronto Etobicoke Lakeshore Christmas Parade Lakeshore Business Improvement Area Website
CA ON Toronto Weston Village Santa Claus Parade Weston Village Business Improvement Area Website
CA ON Toronto (The Beaches) Hamper's Santa Claus Parade Kingston Road from Victoria Park Avenue to Walter Street, up Walter, Lyall to Kimberley Avenue, ends on Swanwick Avenue. Community Centre 55, Kingston Road Village's Business Association Website
CA ON Trenton Trenton Santa Claus Parade Chamber Of Commerce-Quinte West Website




United States


  • 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.





  • Seaford, Delaware: Parade Spectacular Event. It is held the first Saturday of December. Christmas Carols at 6:00 pm, and Parade at 7:00 pm. Recognized as the largest Christmas Parade on Delmarva, we are sure you won’t be disappointed! Bring a chair or a blanket (or both!) for an enchanting evening. ]) (Website)


  • High Springs: Annual Twilight Christmas Parade (Website)
  • Little Havana: Parada de los Reyes Mago (Three Kings Parade), held annually since 1971 ([2])
  • Ocala: Ocala / Marion County Christmas Parade (Website), sponsored by the Friends of the Christmas Parade, Inc.
  • Orlando: Orlando Christmas Parade (Website), and Florida Citrus Parade (Website)
  • Stuart: Stuart Christmas Parade (Website)
  • Walt Disney World (Magic Kingdom): Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, previously the "Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade" and the "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade" (Tribute site)



  • Waikiki: Waikiki Holiday Parade (Website)


  • State-wide: List of Christmas parades (State-wide listing)



  • Boone: Holiday Lighted Parade (Article)


  • Owensboro: Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade - Where Kentucky Starts Christmas (Website)



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






New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota


  • Cambridge: "A Dickens of a Christmas" Holiday Parade (Website)
  • Carroll, Ohio: "Carroll Old Timers Festival Aug 21st -Aug 23rd Parade on Aug. 23rd" ([ Website])
  • Fairborn: Christmas Parade (Website)
  • Gahanna: Lighted Nighttime Parade Website)
  • Granville: Christmas Parade
  • Greenville: Hometown Holiday Parade (Website)
  • Lancaster: Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade (Website)
  • Lebanon: Horse-drawn Carriage Parade (Website)
  • Marion: Christmas Parade
  • Shandon: Christmas in the Country Parade
  • Steubenville: Downtown Christmas Parade (Website)
  • Toledo: Downtown Holiday Parade (Website)
  • Waverly: Jingle Bell Parade Weekend
  • State-wide: List of Christmas parades (State-wide listing)


  • Ada: Christmas Parade ([5])


  • Bend: Bend Christmas Parade (Website)
  • Pendleton: Pendleton Christmas Carriage Parade
  • Portland: Macy’s Holiday Parade
  • Portland: Christmas Ship Parade (Website)


South Carolina

South Dakota


  • Nashville: Annual Nashville Gas Christmas Parade (Website)
  • Parrottsville: Annual Parrottsville Christmas Parade (website)



  • Chesapeake: Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade (Website)
  • Norfolk: Grand Illumination Parade (Website)
  • Richmond: Ukrop's/SuperValu Christmas Parade (Website)
  • Virginia Beach: Light Up the Town (Website)

West Virginia


  • Appleton: The Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade (Website)
  • Berlin: Holiday Parade (Website)
  • Jefferson: Parade of Lights (Website)
  • Menomonie: WinterDaze Holiday Parade (Website)
  • Mukwonago: Midnight Magic (Website)
  • Omro: Holiday Parade & Celebration (Website)
  • Sauk City: Holiday Light Parade (Website)
  • Sheboygan Falls: Main Street Memories and Holiday Parade (Website)
  • State-wide: List of Christmas parades (State-wide listing)

See also


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