Downtown Cleveland Gears Up for Annual Christmas Parade

November 28, 2023

The annual Cleveland Christmas Parade will take place in Downtown Cleveland on Thursday, December 7 at 6 pm.

This family friendly event always provides magical entertainment for people of all ages. The parade will begin at Delta State University, travel down Fifth Avenue, turn left onto Court Street and then left on Sharpe Avenue before traveling back down Highway 8.

This year's spectacle will showcase the vibrant spirit of the community, with an array of local organizations along with marching bands from the local high schools and Delta State University. Adding a touch of grandeur to the event, an impressive 18-foot helium parade balloon, generously sponsored by Cleveland State Bank, will gracefully navigate the city streets.

A delightful addition to the parade lineup includes the introduction of a trio of stilt walkers. Towering between 7 to 10 feet tall, these festive figures adorned in colorful attire are set to captivate and entertain the crowd along the parade route.

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attendees, parade organizers kindly request that spectators maintain a safe distance from the parade and refrain from littering the streets with trash.

For additional details and the latest updates on the Cleveland Christmas Parade, please visit the official website at

Join us in celebrating the Christmas season with this joyous event and create cherished memories for years to come.