Christmas Parade

 

2022 TOWN OF AMHERST CHRISTMAS PARADE

Friday, Dec. 2 ~ 6:30 PM

“BLUE CHRISTMAS”

 

CHRISTMAS ON MAIN
We are pleased to announce that the 2022 Christmas Parade on December 2nd 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 Blue 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.

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AND COOKIES WITH SANTA
Prior to the Christmas Parade, the Town will hold its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Cookies and Crafts with Santa.

LIVE BROADCAST
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 29, 2022.

Contact us at (434-946-7885) or at townhall@amherstva.gov 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 “Blue Christmas.”   Let your imagination run wild and have fun decorating your homes and businesses.

Judging for businesses will take place the evening of December 1, 2022, beginning at 5:30 pm.  Although we encourage residents to decorate their homes prior to the parade, judging will take place on December 7, 2022, 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