The Wilmington Jaycees’ 57th Annual Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, November 27 in downtown Wilmington.

  • When Does The Parade Start?

    The parade will begin at 11am

  • What's The Parade Route?

    The parade will kick off at 2nd and Market Street, will proceed up Market, stop briefly at the Grandstand which will be located at 10th Street, and then end at 11th and Market. 

  • What Will You See?

    The Parade will recognize 6 ABC’s Tamala Edwards, and will feature floats, antique cars, local dignitaries, marching bands from Salesianum, Cab Calloway, William Penn, and McKean, the Duffy String Band from Philadelphia, and local community groups who march, dance and cheer.  Popular characters Elsa, Anna, Elmo, Tigger, Scooby Doo, Rocky Bluewinkle, Coaty, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, selected Star Wars characters and others are scheduled to appear.

  • Will We See Santa?

    “Of course, the ‘star of the show’ is always Santa Claus,” said Wilmington Jaycees President Josh Hoveln. 

    Children are encouraged to write a letter to Santa and give it to Santa’s elves near the end of the parade. (Children should provide their complete mailing address – including zip code – if they would like a reply.)  The Wilmington Jaycees will work with Santa and his elves to make every effort to answer each letter.

  • Parking Info?

    For parking, all metered spaces will be free on the day of the parade.  Free parking is also available at Wilmington Parking Authority lots at 6th & Orange and 8th & Orange in addition to the Customs House Garage under the Doubletree Hotel for those that enter and exit between 10 am and 3 pm on parade day.