Downtown Twice Around Parade & Community Tree Lighting Ceremony 2024

Photo: by Oliver Anderson


Downtown Twice Around Parade & Community Tree Lighting Ceremony 2024

  • December 1
  • Downtown Albany


The Downtown Twice Around Parade rolls through the streets of Historic Downtown Albany on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2024.  The parade starts promptly at 5 pm. 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.

With an 8-block route, lots of front-row seating is available for viewing the parade. Second Avenue and Broadalbin tend to be more crowded, while First Avenue and Washington are usually less crowded.

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

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


Complete your online Parade Application and download the Rules here:


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

Please call our office for assistance if you cannot complete the online application. (541) 928-2469


Want to be part of the fun?

Volunteer to help at the parade. Learn more here: Parade Volunteer LINK 


If you have any questions, please call our office at (541) 928-2469


Date December 1, 5:00pm 7:00pm December 1, 7:00pm
Location Downtown Albany
Family-Friendly Event Yes
Main Sponsor Albany Downtown Association

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