Christmas City of the North Parade Homepage



The Christmas City of the North Parade has been a Northland tradition since 1958 when it was created by KBJR General Manager Bob Rich as a way to bring residents together during the holiday season. Originally starting out as a small event, public response to the first parade was overwhelming and it grew in size dramatically as the decades went on. Today, it is now the most attended public event in the Northland—bringing together residents from all walks of life and uniting generations of family with memories of its Christmas spirit and fun traditions.

This year will mark the 56th anniversary of the Christmas City of the North Parade and brings with it some exciting changes.  The parade route will return to Superior Street for its entirety beginning at the Fitger’s Complex and proceed through the heart of downtown along Superior street to 4th Avenue West. Parade spectators are welcome to watch the parade from anywhere along the route.


Parade anchors Michelle Lee, Kevin Jacobsen, Barbara Reyelts and Adam Clark will share inside information about the bands, floats and dance groups who make the parade an annual tradition.


Please use this website as a resource for information about this year’s parade and how to make your Christmas City of the North Parade experience as smooth as possible. Use the links to the right to find answers to frequently asked questions and maps of the parade’s route through downtown. You can also find information on how to participate in our annual “Best in Show” float contest and our “Christmas City of the North Parade” coloring contest.


We hope you enjoy the parade!