October arrives this week, and fall has officially set upon Central Pennsylvania. Many cities around the area have announced their Halloween parade dates already, so we’ve compiled a list so you can be sure to prepare accordingly.
Halloween parades by county
Gettysburg Halloween Parade: Tuesday, October 19 – 5 p.m. Activities begin at 5 p.m., the parade begins around 7:15 p.m. Centered around Lincoln Square.
Boiling Springs Halloween Parade: Thursday, October 21 – 7 p.m. Details for the parade route were not immediately available.
Camp Hill – Trinity Halloween Parade and Activities Night: Tuesday, October 26 – 6 p.m. Parade route starts on Market Street in front of Trinity Lutheran Church, ends at Camp Hill Borough Building.
Carlisle Halloween Parade: Wednesday, October 27 – 7 p.m. Parade route starts West on E. North Street to Hanover Street, ends on Willow Street.
Mechanicsburg Halloween Parade: Tuesday, October 12 – 7 p.m. Parade starts at S Broad and W Keller Streets, and ends at W Simpson and S George Streets.
New Cumberland Halloween Parade: Tuesday, October 19 – 7 p.m. Bridge Street, New Cumberland PA 17070
Newville Halloween Parade: Monday, October 25 – 6 p.m. 475 Shippensburg Road, Newville PA 17241
Grantville Halloween Parade: Thursday, October 21 – 7 p.m. Grantville Fire Company Carnival Grounds
Hershey Halloween Parade: Wednesday, October 13 – 7 p.m. Starts in the Hershey Company parking lot, travels in a square from Caracas Avenue to Valley Road to Chocolate Avenue to Ceylon Avenue, and back to the parking lot.
Hummelstown Halloween Parade: Monday, October 25 – 7-9 p.m. Water and High Streets
Lower Swatara Lions Club Halloween Parade: Thursday, October 21 – 5 p.m. 2 Theodore Avenue, Middletown PA 17057
Shippensburg Halloween Parade: Saturday, October 23 – 7 p.m. 129 E King Street, Shippensburg PA 17257
No details at this time for Juniata County.
Columbia Mardi Gras Halloween Parade: Thursday, October 28 – 7 p.m. Parade begins at Columbia Borough Fire Department at 10th and Manor Streets, ends at Sixth and Cherry Streets.
Lititz Halloween Parade: Monday, October 25 – 6-8 p.m. Parade starts at Locust and Main Street and ends at the square.
No details at this time for Lebanon County.
Lewistown Halloween Parade: 6:30 p.m. Details for the parade route were not immediately available.
Marysville Halloween Parade: Monday, October 18 – 6:30 p.m. Begins at Perry Masonic Lodge (105 Sylvan Street), travels South on Maple Avenue. Ends at the Bethany United Methodist Church.
Red Lion Halloween Parade: Monday, October 25 – 7 p.m. Horace Mann Avenue closed from Country Club Rd to Martin Street for the parade.
If you know of a parade that isn’t on our list, send us an email to email@example.com with the parade details and include “Halloween Parade addition” in the subject line.