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.

Africa

South Africa

Asia

India

Japan

Malaysia

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

Philippines

South Korea

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

Thailand

  • Sakon Nakhon: Christmas Star Procession. Held annually since 1982. (Article)

Europe

Belgium

  • 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. (Website - French)

Finland

  • Helsinki: Helsinki Christmas Parade. Held annually in late November since 1949, as part of the Opening of the Aleksanterinkatu Christmas Street festivities. (Website - English version)

France

  • Hautmont: La Parade Lumineuse magique (The Magic Luminous Parade). Held annually in December as part of the Hautmont Capitale de Noël (capital of Christmas) festivities. (Website - French)
  • Paris: Disneyland Paris Christmas Parade

Germany

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

Ireland

Netherlands

  • Valkenburg: Valkenburg Christmas Parade (Website - English version)

Spain

  • 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 5 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)

Sweden

United Kingdom

England

Scotland

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

Oceania

Australia

New South Wales

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

Queensland

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)

Tasmania

  • Burnie: Burnie Christmas Parade
  • George Town: George Town Annual Christmas Parade (Website[permanent dead link])
  • 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)

Victoria

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 (4th Sunday of November) (Website)

North America

Bahamas

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

Canada

Alberta

  • Edmonton: Santa's Parade of Lights. (Website)

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

Manitoba

  • 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

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • St. John's: Downtown Christmas Parade. (Website)

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Quebec

Saskatchewan

  • Saskatoon: Saskatoon Santa Claus Parade. Originated in 1990. (Website)

Yukon

Mexico

United States

Alabama

  • 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

California

Connecticut

Delaware

  • 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)

Florida

  • Fort Lauderdale: Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade (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)

Georgia

Hawaii

  • Waikiki: Waikiki Holiday Parade (Website)

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

  • Boone: Holiday Lighted Parade (Article)

Kentucky

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

Louisiana

Maryland

  • 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)

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

  • 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)

Oklahoma

  • Ada: Christmas Parade ([7])
  • Tulsa: Tulsa Christmas Parade. Held annually since 1926. (Website)
  • Waurika: Christmas Parade ([8]) (Second weekend in December)

Oregon

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

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

  • Nashville: Annual Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade
  • Nashville: Annual Nashville Gas Christmas Parade (Website)
  • Parrottsville: Annual Parrottsville Christmas Parade (website)

Texas

Virginia

West Virginia

Wisconsin

  • 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)

South America

Colombia

  • Medellín: es:Desfile de Mitos y Leyendas (Parade of Myths and Legends). Held annually on 7 December since 1974.

See also

References

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