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Harrisburg Holiday Parade

10 N 2nd St,
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 255-3033
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  • Presented By: City of Harrisburg
  • Dates: November 20, 2021
  • Location: City of Harrisburg
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: FREE

Join the City of Harrisburg for the annual Holiday Parade on November 20! This year’s theme is “Merry & Bright.” The parade will feature giant parade balloons, marching band, and dance/step/drill team performances, decorated floats, characters, Santa Claus, and more! The parade takes place on Front and 2nd Streets from Market to North Streets. After the parade, head to Strawberry Square to meet Santa, enjoy FREE hot chocolate and cookies (while supplies last), and find out the Best in Theme, marching band, and dance/step/drill team 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 award. 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. Share your photos with us using #HolidayParadeHBG!

SUBMIT PARADE ENTRY: https://forms.gle/nv7ddDTZEB3aegcg8 (deadline is October 29)

PARKING: Get 4 hours of FREE street parking in the Downtown area using the code LUVHBG in the Parkmobile app. The Market Square Garage is discounted to $10 from 8 am-8 pm courtesy of Park Harrisburg.

SPONSORS: Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, Explore Harrisburg, T-Mobile, JP Lilley, Fox Pest Control, Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District, Park Harrisburg