Get into the spirit of the season this Monday, December 2nd at the Old Town Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony! As per tradition, the parade will include bands, floats, and specialty units along with a special visit from Santa. Santa will then walk down Rouss Avenue to conduct the official Tree Lighting ceremony immediately following the parade.
The Old Town Christmas Parade begins at 7pm and lasts until about 8pm. The parade route is Cameron Street to Piccadilly to left on Braddock St. to left on Cork St. and finish at Loudoun St.
Parking: There is a $5 flat rate fee upon entering any of the parking garages for the Christmas parade
Street Closures: Cameron St. between Cork and Piccadilly will be closed at 6:00 pm for the line-up. Streets surrounding the pedestrian mall will close at 6:30 pm for the parade, and will open immediately following the end of the parade.
Inclement Weather: The parade will be held on the day scheduled unless there is severe inclement weather. Weather announcements will be made on local radio and cable stations. There is not a cancellation date.