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Join the City of Harrisburg and T-Mobile for the annual Holiday Parade with a new twist! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the parade will be modified to a reverse parade held on City Island. In a reverse parade, the parade entrants are stationary and spectators drive by in their vehicles rather than gathering in large groups along the street. This year’s parade theme is “Hometown Holiday” – show us what makes holidays in the Harrisburg area special to you! A “Best in Theme” award will be presented to the entry that receives the highest score from our panel of local celebrity judges. We also encourage spectators to get in the holiday spirit by decorating their vehicles (just be sure you can travel safely with any decorations you use).

Vehicles are required to participate in the reverse parade and there is no entry fee. After driving through the parade route, spectators will receive complimentary goodie bags filled with candy and other items (limited to first 150 cars). You will not be able to drive the parade route if you arrive after 12pm, so please arrive early. Those without a vehicle can walk or bike to City Island and board the FREE Belco Community Credit Union Shuttle Bus. Please use the Market Street Bridge to enter City Island because the Walnut Street bridge will be closed to pedestrians and bicyclists for safety reasons. The shuttle bus stop will be located in the South Parking Lot (parking garage side). Properly worn masks are required on the shuttle through the parade loop and social distancing will be in place while seated on the bus. Commonly touched areas will be disinfected between shuttle trips. The first shuttle will depart at 10am and the last shuttle will depart at 11:30am.

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