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Santa Parade and Tree Lighting

November 23, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 8:00 pm


Santa is making a quick trip to the Marketplace during his busy season to help kick off the annual Holiday Parade on the Church Street Marketplace presented by Xfinity. The parade starts at 12 noon on City Hall Block and ends on Mall Block, where children are invited to follow Santa into CityPlace Burlington. He will be posing for photos and hearing holiday wishes. Lots of festive seasonal entertainment will follow the parade! Join us at 11:45 am on City Hall Block to be part of the parade.

Spend the rest of your day shopping Black Friday sales and stay for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Show presented by Xfinity! We officially begin the holiday season with a rendition of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” performed by local production company Bag O’ Chips. Sing along to some of your favorite carols and look out for guest appearances from local celebs like Tom Messner My NBC5 Chief Meteorologist! The 40′ tree and the entire Marketplace will be lit at 6pm by Make-A-Wish Vermont kid Max White and his family.The Tree Lighting will be broadcast LIVE by My NBC5 and MC’d by Mike Czarny and Mary Cenci O’Brien from Star 92.9!

Plan where to park before you head downtown by using Don’t forget – there’s always two hours of free parking available in the Marketplace Garage, Lakeview Garage and College Street Garage.

Download the ParkMobile App and use Promo Code BTVNOV23 on November 23rd to save $3 off your parking session at any downtown meter.


November 23, 2018
11:45 am - 8:00 pm
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