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The Santa Parade




Join the festive magic in Downtown Scranton as Santa and Mrs. Claus kickstart the holiday season! Starting in 1993, the Santa Parade has been igniting Christmas joy across Lackawanna County, delighting children and adults alike. Come see your beloved North Pole characters, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, amidst marching bands, twirlers, and dancers – it's a timeless celebration that even Charles Dickens would adore!


As you enjoy the parade's festive spirit, treat yourself to a delicious culinary experience with restaurants in Downtown Scranton and throughout Lackawanna County. Reserve a room at one of Downtown Scranton hotels for prime access to all the action, or choose from a selection of nearby hotels and accommodations. Don't miss out on the enchanting holiday events waiting to add magic to your stay in Lackawanna County!


Parade Schedule


The Santa Parade typically kicks off in Downtown Scranton at 9:15 AM. Check back for more info on the 2024 Santa Parade!


Parade Route


GPS ADDRESS: 200 N Washington Ave, Scranton, PA, 18503

PHONE: (570) 483-8757

PARKING: There will be limited on-street parking in and around Downtown Scranton for the Santa Parade. Downtown Scranton provides five Central Parking Garages within close proximity to the parade route. 

We recommend confirming operating hours and getting up-to-date info directly with the venue prior to your visit.