Downtown Twice Around Christmas Parade & Community Tree Lighting Ceremony 2023

Photo: by Oliver Anderson


Downtown Twice Around Christmas Parade & Community Tree Lighting Ceremony 2023

  • December 3
  • Downtown Albany


The Downtown Twice Around Christmas Parade rolls through the streets of Historic Downtown Albany on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023.  The parade starts promptly at 5 p.m. Rain or Shine.

Entries typically include the Albany Trolley, Horse Drawn Wagon, community groups, schools, businesses and Santa riding on Albany’s Antique Fire Truck!

The parade route starts at the corner of Broadalbin Street and First Avenue, heads West down First past the Albany Carousel, turns South (left) on Calapooia to Second Avenue, turns East (left) on Second to Broadalbin and North (left) on Broadalbin to First… then we go around again ending up back where we started at Broadalbin Street and First Avenue.

We were excited to present the 2021 parade as our traditional, in-person event and will do the same in 2022. Please make sure to spread out and use the entire 8-block route for viewing the parade.

There will be a short break between the parade and tree lighting for attendees to reposition for a physically-distanced Community Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy ample space in the large Two Rivers Market parking lot, corner Ferry and Second.

Event partners include Weyerhaeuser, Ram Trucking, Pacific Power, City of Albany, Albany Fire Department and Burcham Metals.


Download your Parade Application and Rules here:


All entries must submit an application by Monday, November 20. (First Come – Limited Space)


2023 Parade Rules – FORM AVAILABLE Fall 2023

All entries must follow these rules. Please read them and share them with all your participants.

For reference: 2022 PARADE RULES

Parade entry forms & rules are also available at the Albany Downtown Association, 126 Ferry St. SW or call to have one emailed or mailed to you.


If you have any questions, please call the Albany Downtown Association at (541) 928-2469 or email Lise Grato, [email protected]


Date December 3, 5:00pm
Location Downtown Albany
Family-Friendly Event Yes
Main Sponsor Albany Downtown Association

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