Downtown Twice Around Parade & Community Tree Lighting Ceremony

truck costumed as Rudolph for parade
December 1, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown Albany Oregon
Broadalbin St SW & W 1st Ave
Albany, OR 97321
Albany Downtown Association
Downtown Twice Around Parade & Community Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Historic Downtown Albany Oregon | Albany | Oregon | United States

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.

The parade is hosted by the Albany Downtown Association. See their website for the full parade route.

Photo by Camron Settlemier.

2 Comments on “Downtown Twice Around Parade & Community Tree Lighting Ceremony

    • Sorry we missed this, Mary. There aren’t rides at the parade. The carriage and trolley are just part of the procession.

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