HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The City of Harrisburg will hold its 2022 Cargill Holiday Parade themed “A Very Vibrant Holiday” on Saturday, Nov. 19, according to the city’s website.
The parade, which starts at 10 a.m., will feature giant balloons, marching bands, dance teams, floats, characters, and more, the City of Harrisburg says.
It will happen on Front and Second streets, then from Market to North, the city website says. The parade route is as follows:
- Begins at the intersection of Front and Market streets
- Travels down Market Street
- Turns left on Second Street
- Turns left on North Street
- Turns left on Front Street
- Ends back at Market Street
A full map of the parade route can be found below:
At Strawberry Square after the parade, people can meet Santa Claus, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and find out who wins the marching band, dance/step/drill team, and Best in Theme awards, according to the city website.
Marching bands participating include Central Dauphin, Central Dauphin East, East Pennsboro, Harrisburg High, Shippensburg Area High, Susquenita, and Lincoln University. Thirteen dance, JROTC, and cheerleading teams will also participate.
Drivers can use the code “LUVHBG” in the ParkMobile app for four hours of free street parking in downtown Harrisburg on Saturdays.
For the parade, the Market Street Bridge will be closed starting at 7 a.m., and Second and Front streets will be closed from Market to Forster streets beginning at 7 a.m., the city’s website explains.