Schenectady County kicks off the holiday season on November 23 at the Schenectady Holiday Parade! Head to Downtown Schenectady for our parade's 51st Anniversary

You'll see:

  • floats
  • bands 
  • dancers

The parade begins at SUNY Schenectady and runs up State Street to Nott Terrace. 

marching participants in the annual Schenectady Holiday Parade


Start the celebration early with the 2019 Pre-Parade Street Festival, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Jay Street and in front of City Hall. 

Festivities include:

  • face painting
  • balloon artists
  • live music
  • food vendors
  • crafts 
  • ...and more. 

Join us early and get a great start to the holidays at the Pre-Parade Street Festival!

North Pole float in the Schenectady Holiday Parade

The theme of this year's parade is "Sugar Rush." Don't miss the sparkle and good times of this special occasion in Schenectady.