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Santa Parade and Tree Lighting
Date: December 1, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Downtown Auburn 
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Santa Parade

Saturday, December 1, 2018
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.    

All groups must register to be in the parade. ONLINE registration is now open until Thursday, November 29 at 5:00 PM. You can download the registration form and mail it in to Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation, 910 Ninth ST SE, Auburn, WA 98002 or register online today. 

Parade Details

  • Groups must register before November 29 at 5:00 PM.
  • Register online today or download a registration form (PDF) and send in. 
  • On-site registration will be available beginning at 4:00 PM
  • Parade line-up begins at 4:00 PM on E Street NE.
  • Check out the Parade Map (PDF)
  • FREE entry open to all children's groups; holiday costumes encourage.
  • Groups must adhere to the Parade Rules & Regulations (PDF)
  • Pre-parade entertainment offered from 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM.       
  • View Street Closures & Detour Routes (PDF) for before and during the parade.   

Tree Lighter Nominations

Santa is looking for a well-deserving child to help light the tree after the parade! Nominations must be for a child between the ages of 5 and 9. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, November 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM. One lucky child will be chosen at random and get the chance to meet Santa and flip the switch at the Tree Lighting following the parade!

Other holiday activities include:

Holiday Snack and Craft at Washington Elementary, 20 E Street NE.
Event will be held on Saturday, December 1, 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.

Admission into the Snack & Craft is $5 at the door. You can pay the admission in advance at the discounted price of $3/$4 (resident/non-resident) ONLINE, over the phone by calling our Parks Front Desk at 253-931-3043, or in-person at the Auburn Community and Events Center (910 Ninth ST SE, Auburn WA 98002).

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

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

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