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Harrisburg Holiday Parade

Festival Details - "Harrisburg Holiday Parade"...

Start: Saturday, November 18, 2023 10:00AM
End: Saturday, November 18, 2023 12:00PM

Join the City of Harrisburg for the annual Cargill Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 18 at 10am. The parade will feature giant parade balloons, marching band and dance team performances, decorated floats, characters, Santa Claus, and more! The balloons include Elmo, Where’s Waldo, a snowman, and a clown fish. The parade takes place on Front and 2nd Streets from Market to North. There are designated performance zones on 2nd Street in front of the stage beside Market Street and at State Street. After the parade, head to Strawberry Square to meet Santa, enjoy FREE hot chocolate and cookies (while supplies last) and find out the marching band, dance team, and Best in Theme winners. 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!

SPONSORS: Cargill, Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, Explore Harrisburg, UPMC, Capital Blue Cross, Belco Community Credit Union, Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District, and Park Harrisburg

PARADE MAP: available at

PARKING & TRANSIT: Get 4 hours of free street parking in the Downtown area using the code LUVHBG in the Parkmobile app (street parking is not available along the parade route). The Market Square Garage is $10 from 8am-8pm. The Market Street bus stop is directly beside the parade route and the train station is a short, walkable 2 blocks away.

ROAD CLOSURES (November 18):- Market Street closed from the West Shore to 2nd St from 7am-2pm- 2nd Street and Front Street will be closed from Market to Forster Street from 7am-2pm- North Street will be closed from 2nd to Front Street from 7am-2pm

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Downtown Harrisburg
10 N 2nd St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101
United States

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