Everyone loves a parade, and Downtown Auburn is a great place to see one.
On Saturday, the Downtown Auburn Business Improvement District and the City of Auburn will present “Miracle on Genesee Street,” and the 32nd Annual Holiday Parade. This parade is a popular custom, beginning at 6PM at the corner of East Genesee & N. Fulton Streets atop East Hill. It travels west along Genesee Street, through the heart of Downtown, and turns left onto William Street. It continues around the City Parking Garage on Lincoln Street and ends at Memorial City Hall.
A stage to host our local dignitaries from the City will be located in front of Silbert Optical. Approximately 50 businesses and community organizations partake with floats, music and holiday performances. Past parade favorites include numerous area fire departments, Captain Jack & his Pirates for the Pantry ship, Skaneateles Dickens characters, the Knights of Columbus fire truck, and the always creative and over the top award-winning float by Skills USA at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES. Cheer on your favorites, as participants compete for cash prizes in the top-three float competition. Plus there will be plenty of free family activities happening before and after the parade at the Equal Rights Heritage Center, and on the City Hall steps & South Lawn.
Schedule of Events:
Equal Rights Heritage Center
3 – 5PM: Horse & wagon rides around Seward Park
3 – 6PM: Perform4Purpose student performances on outdoor stage
3 – 8PM: Potato & Molasses Food Truck
6PM: Holiday Parade
5 – 8PM 5 – 8PM: Community Festival of Trees on the City’s South Lawn Post Parade:
City Tree Lighting Ceremony on City Hall steps
Visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Parade float & Festival of Tree winner announcements