29th Annual City Of Lights Holiday Parade

Vintage Holidays

More than 10,000 spectators line Downtown streets each year in anticipation of Lowell’s only nighttime parade, the Annual City Of Lights Holiday Parade!  Officially kicking off the holiday season, this signature City of Lowell event brings a contingent of high-stepping marching bands, fabulous holiday-themed floats, spectacular performance groups, and local personalities.

When: Saturday, November 25, 4:30 pm

Where: Downtown Lowell, from Jackson Street to JFK Plaza

This year, we're celebrating Vintage Holidays via the many traditions, holidays, and decades of the Winter season. We are inspired by various vintage time periods, colors and holiday lightsl! 

Share your ideas and pictures with our official hashtag #COLHolidayParade.

Applications are LIVE. Please click HERE to apply for entry in the 29th Annual City of Lights Holiday Parade.

Deadlines for Application:

Early Bird Application Deadline: Friday, October 20th at 5:00 pm

Application Deadline: Friday, November 3rd at 5:00 pm

Parade Script Deadline: Friday, November 3rd

Parade Confirmations: Received week of November 6th

This website will be updated throughout the entirety of parade season, so keep checking back for additional updates!

For more information, please contact City of Lowell Cultural Affairs and Special Events Staff at: (978) 674-1482


Grand Marshal

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We were so honored to introduce Lowell Spinners Owner Dave Heller as Grand Marshal for our 29th City of Light Parade!



Interested in volunteering for the 29th Annual City of Lights Parade? 
Please direct all questions to:

Roberto Dei, Project Assistant at