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Santa Parade and Tree Lighting
Date: December 3, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Downtown Auburn 
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Santa Parade



Saturday, December 3, 2016
Parade at 4:30 PM


A festive and fun children's parade, which is followed by community caroling and the lighting of the City Hall Christmas Tree and a spectacular synchronized light show.  

  • Parade line-up begins at 4:00 PM on E Street NE.
  • Pre-parade entertainment from 4:00-4:30 PM in front of City Hall.
  • Again this year, Santa has asked Auburn for assistance in finding a child who could help him light the tree. 
    Please nominate a child between the ages of 5 and 9 to help Santa flip the magic switch that will light Auburn's Christmas Tree.

Other holiday activities include:

Holiday Snack and Craft at Washington Elementary, 20 E Street NE. Event will be held on Saturday, December 3, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. This is a great opportunity for families to create fun holiday gingerbread houses and ornaments - a warm way to ring in the holidays and a yummy activity prior to the parade. 
Pre-registration is $3/$4 (resident/non-resident) or $5 at the door. 

Yule Be Rockin' - A special holiday family concert, featuring Eric Herman and the Thunder Puppies.  Concert will be held at the Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., on Saturday, December 3 at 6:30 PM.  Tickets are $8/each and available on Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site or by calling the Parks Office at 253-931-3043.

Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome at the Santa Parade & Tree Lighting.

2016 Parade Rules & Regulations (PDF)

Parade Map (PDF)

Contact Information
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
Amanda Valdez, Special Events and Farmers Market Specialist

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