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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

Giant floats will light the streets of Schenectady at the 2021 Schenectady Holiday Parade. This will be the 52nd Holiday Parade, and the theme is "Superheroes." Parade-goers can attend the event in costume as their favorite superhero, such as Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman, or they can dress as a real-life hero, like a firefighter, nurse, or first responder.

The Schenectady Holiday Parade is treasured by tens of thousands of Capital Region residents who look forward to its return every holiday season. Full details have yet to be announced, so mark your calendar and stay tuned for further updates as the event nears!

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