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2021 Schenectady Holiday Parade in Downtown Schenectady

Canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Schenectady Holiday Parade is scheduled to return on Saturday, November 20, 2021. This festive event is widely known as the largest nighttime holiday parade in the Northeast, and it is held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

santa on a parade float
Photo credit: Brian Moak/Brian Jude Photography

2021 Parade Details

Starting at 5:00pm on November 20, floats, dancers, bands, and vehicles will fill the streets of downtown Schenectady at the 2021 Schenectady Holiday Parade. This will be the 52nd Holiday Parade, and the theme is "Superheroes." The parade will honor all superheroes - including comic book heroes from our childhood and our everyday heroes!

The Schenectady Holiday Parade is treasured by thousands of Capital Region residents who look forward to its return every holiday season. Mark your calendar for November 20 and get ready for all the festivities.

Sponsors include: First New York Federal Credit Union, Price Chopper/Market 32, WTEN/WXXA, Townsquare Media, Schenectady County, National Grid, Metro Ford, Marshall & Sterling, 1st National Bank of Scotia, and SEFCU.

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