The annual Christmas Parade and Festival takes place the second Saturday of December each year. This year's theme is "A Royal Christmas". The parade will begin at Beverly D. Humphrey Tiger Stadium and travel south on Dallas Avenue (SH342) to Historic Town Square. Line up is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The parade will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. The festival, pictures with Santa, activities, games and more begins immediately following the parade at Historic Town Square.
You can apply for your organization, group, or church to be a part of our 68th Annual Christmas Parade! Please submit the 68th annual Christmas parade application by Friday, December 1, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Click here to complete Parade Application
There is a parade application fee of new unwrapped toys that will be collected at the parade lineup. Toys will be given to the Society of St.Vincent De Paul's Community Outreach Center.
64th Annual Christmas Parade Recap: Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the City of Lancaster! City Council members, families and friends from near and abroad, and city staff gathered for a parade, tree lighting ceremony, and festival that ended at the Lancaster Historic Town Square. Special thank you to the over 50 parade entries that helped to donate over 300 toys and nonperishable food items to the Society of St Vincent Community Outreach Center, helping local families in need.