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Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

November 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our annual Downtown Racine Holiday Parade and Tree-lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 12th.
The Parade will begin at 5:30 pm, starting at the West side of the State Street bridge; it will continue down Main Street to 6th Street, travel West on 6th Street, and end at City Hall. The Parade will end at approximately 6:45 pm. The Tree-Lighting Ceremony on Monument Square will follow the Parade at 6:50 pm, where Mayor Mason and Santa Claus will light the Holiday Tree.
Holiday singers and entertainment will perform before and after the Parade. Pre-parade festivities will start at 4:45 pm with carolers singing some Christmas favorites. The performers will do a few songs after the Parade, as well.
Back for the 2nd year, a small fireworks display will be held!
Our annual Holiday window decorating contest begins the day of the Parade. Many local businesses will decorate their storefronts with creative and fun holiday and winter themes. The contest will go until our Kris Kringle Tour on December 10th. Voting will take place online and in participating businesses. Photos of the storefronts will be on our Facebook page (facebook.com/racinedowntown), and people can vote by ‘liking’ one of the photos, or there will be voting boxes in the businesses. This is a great way to get our Downtown in the holiday spirit!
We will host our second annual Warm Accessories Drive to provide essential winter items like scarves, gloves, mittens, and hats for area charities. Items can be dropped off at Monument Square anytime from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm on the parade day. As the weather gets colder, we must do our part as a com-munity to help the less fortunate. All donations are greatly appreciated!
Festival Foods has always supported Downtown Racine strongly; again, they are our Holiday Tree sponsors. During the Parade, parade-goers will surely see the Festival Food’s ‘largest shopping cart in the state’ rolling down Main Street.
Questions? Email events@racinedowntown.com with any questions.


November 12
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Downtown Racine Corporation


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