Mayor Eric Papenfuse will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in the Atrium of the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St., to announce the 2017 Holiday Parade that will be held at noon Nov. 18 in Downtown Harrisburg. This year’s parade theme is “A Season of Giving”.

“We expect this year’s parade to be among our very best,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “People throughout the region see the Harrisburg Holiday Parade as one of the highlights of the season. We expect large crowds again this year to kick off the holiday festivities.”

Mayor Papenfuse extended his appreciation to “Visit Hershey Harrisburg,” for serving as Title Sponsor of the Harrisburg Holiday Parade.

“Without their support, we would not be able to put together this wonderful parade,” Mayor Papenfuse said.

The 2017 parade route is as follows:

• Market Street to Second Street
• Second Street to North Street
• North Street to Front Street
• Front Street to City Island

Road closures will begin at 7 a.m. Nov. 18 and end at approximately 3 p.m.

The Market Square garage will offer $10 all-day event parking for the parade. In addition to the discounted garage rate, parade attendees can utilize the ParkMobile App to get up to 4 hours of free street parking using the “LUVHBG” code.

Following the parade, people can join Santa for hot chocolate and cookies in Strawberry Square, followed by an awards ceremony. Trophies will be awarded to the top Step and Drill Team Units and cash prizes will be given to the top high school marching bands.

Special thanks to all of our sponsors, including PSECU, Downtown Improvement District, Mixed Up Productions, Belco Community Credit Union and Turkey Hill Minit Markets.

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