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36th Annual Holiday Parade

November 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Holiday Parade is a long-time tradition for the Billings community to usher in the holiday season on the Friday after Thanksgiving. With families gathered for the weekend to eat and shop, the Holiday Parade is a great way to celebrate the season by joining the community to see over 60 holiday floats decorated for the holiday theme with Santa riding as the parade finale.

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Parade Theme

“Cartoon Celebrations”

There is an abundance of holiday cartoon classics and this theme offers you a chance to share your favorites with the community; whether it’s Charlie Brown & Snoopy, Frosty, Rudolf, Elf, etc.

All entries are required to decorate for the holiday theme. Avoid any plain vehicles or trailers from being part of your parade entry. DO NOT include a Santa in your entry as the one and only Santa in the parade sits on the float that closes the parade each year.

Parade Safety Message – Please Read!


There is a NEW parade route, the new route no longer crosses N. 27th St. The new route begins at 2nd Ave. N. and N. 32nd St.(near Granite Tower). The route heads east on 2nd Ave. N. (toward Skypoint), turns north (left) on N. Broadway, and turns west (left) in one block onto 3rd Ave. N., ending at N. 32nd St.

The float staging are no longer takes place east of N. 27th St. The new staging area will take place on streets just west of the parade starting point (between Division and N. 32nd St.) A detailed map of the staging area will be emailed to each entry. Each entry is to be assigned a staging location prior to the parade start time.

🖨️ Detailed Participant Instructions

Staging Map Coming soon!

Parade Line-Up Coming soon!

Volunteer Sign-up link Coming Soon! If you are available to lend a hand before, during or after the parade please email Frontdesk@downtownbillings.com!

🖨️ Download Printer Friendly Participant Application 

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November 26
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Downtown Billings Alliance
(406) 294-5060

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