Join us for our annual Downtown Racine Holiday Parade and Tree-lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 11th with a special salute to Veterans this year!

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, and 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 3rd 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 store-fronts with creative and fun holiday and winter themes. The contest will go until our Kris Kringle Tour on December 9th. Voting will take place online and in the participating businesses. Photos of the storefronts will be on our Facebook page ( and people can vote by ‘liking’ one of the photos, or there will be voting boxes in the businesses. This a great way to get our Downtown in the holiday spirit!


Festival Foods has always been a strong supporter of Downtown Racine and, again, they are our Holiday Tree Sponsor. Parade goers will be sure to see the Festival Food’s ‘largest shopping cart in the state’ rolling down Main Street during the parade.

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