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Downtown Carlisle Christmas Parade

Hanover Street between West South & Louther Streets,
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 240-6951
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The Borough of Carlisle is pleased to announce that it will assume the duties for this year's holiday parade. While recent tradition has been that the parade takes place the same evening that Santa arrives to light the tree at the Square, the Borough anticipates holding this year's parade on Saturday, December 4 at 11:00 a.m. as part of Carlisle's Wonderland Weekend celebration.

Mayor Scott expanded on the rationale for holding the event during daylight hours, "In order to augment other local holiday festivities planned by Carlisle's downtown shop owners, restauranteurs, and agencies like DCA, we decided to put a twist on recent tradition and provide additional opportunities for our community and visitors to support small business through a daytime parade. This will also provide families with the opportunity to see Santa again before he returns to the North Pole."

The parade, which will be known this year as the "Making Spirits Bright Parade", starts on West South Street and South Hanover Street proceeds on South Hanover Street north ending at Louther Street on North Hanover Street.

Details on how to register your float or performing group for the parade may be found at www.CarlislePA.org/EVENTS. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Andrea Crouse, Director of Parks and Recreation, at 717-240-6951 or acrouse@carlislepa.org.