Downtown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

The City of Plattsburgh and their partners, First Weekends, Strand Center for the Arts and Hometown Radio, WIRY presents the Downtown Plattsburgh Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting to be held Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 6p.m.

Let’s light up Downtown Plattsburgh on Saturday, December 3! Businesses, organizations, clubs or interest groups are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Holiday Parade. The parade begins at 6p.m. starting on Brinkerhoff Street, left onto Oak St, to Court Street and down Margaret Street to end at Pine Street. Following the parade, the Strand Center for the Arts and First Weekends will be hosting a Christmas Tree Lighting event with music, fire pits, hot chocolate and more!

Entry forms for the parade are available at  For event updates, go to our Facebook page!

We encourage all groups submitting applications to get into the holiday spirit! The deadline for applications is Friday, November 25; we encourage early submission due to the limited entry space. Parade entry slots will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis.

Volunteers are needed to assist with parade registration & traffic coordination.

At 8p.m., following the Tree Lighting on the Strand Center lawn, the Adirondack Jazz Orchestra will perform at the Strand Theater. For tickets, go to

Please contact Sandra Geddes, Events & Promotions Coordinator at or call 518-536-7458 for more information.

Register to participate in the Downtown Plattsburgh Holiday Parade!                                                           Go