2023 TOWN OF AMHERST CHRISTMAS PARADE
Friday, Dec. 1 ~ 6:30 PM
We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Christmas Parade on December 1st in the Town of Amherst will be back on Main Street in celebration of the holiday season. The parade will take place rain or shine. The excitement begins at 6:30 p.m. where the parade will step-off from Kenmore Road before traveling up Main Street and ending at the traffic circle.
We will continue to closely work with all agencies to ensure the parade operates in such a way that health and safety for our participants and the community is the top priority, but your favorite nighttime parade is back.
The parade is poised to enchant once more with a parade lineup that includes marching bands, dancers, musicians, and much more. Parade-goers are encouraged to arrive early to find a spot on S. Main Street to watch the parade and to spread the festive cheer.
This year’s theme is Cartoon Christmas. Parade spectators are invited to participate in the illumination by adorning light-up apparel and accessories. Parade participants are encouraged to decorate their entries inspired by this theme.
COOKIES and CRAFTS WITH SANTA and LIVE MUSIC
Prior to the Parade the Town will have Cookies and Crafts with Santa and live music at Town Hall.
If you want to cozy up on the couch and watch from the comfort of your own home, be sure to watch the live broadcast on Youtube and on our website at amherstva.gov.
HOW TO REGISTER:
- Online at www.amherstva.gov and click on the Events tab at the top and find Christmas Parade
- Registration deadline is November 28, 2023.
Contact us at (434-946-7885) or at [email protected] with any questions.
RESIDENT AND BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST:
We encourage all Town residents and businesses to decorate in a big way. Your decorations play a significant role in the annual event. The parade theme is “ Cartoon Christmas.” Let your imagination run wild and have fun decorating your homes and businesses.
Businesses and Residents are also encouraged to display a Christmas Tree, inside or out, along with your other decorations.
Judging for businesses and homes will take place the evening of November 28th, beginning at 5:30 pm.
In keeping with the parade theme, use of Lights is highly encouraged.
More parade information, parade rules and the entry application can be found on the Town’s website HERE