Organizers of the Philadelphia Christmas Parade anticipate approximately 100 entries for this year’s event Monday.
Organizers of the Philadelphia Christmas Parade anticipate approximately 100 entries for this year’s event Monday.

Around 100 entries will make their way through downtown Philadelphia Monday during the annual Christmas parade.

The parade starts at 6 p.m. The different entries will begin lining up at 4:30 p.m. and the judging begins at 5 p.m.

Parade organizers advise the public to come early because there is always a big crowd.




“The traffic should be heavy all day,” said Tim Moore, executive director of the Chamber/Main Street, which sponsors the parade. “People will be coming and parking their cars and pickups early to have a place.”

“After the parade, it is a good time to eat out and try some of our local restaurants,” Moore said.

The parade starts on Poplar Avenue. It turns on to Main Street down to the Justice Court building, turns right onto Byrd Avenue and travels east on Beacon Street. 

It turns left on Church Avenue and takes another left turn at Myrtle Street. From there, it travels down to Byrd where the parade turns right and finish in front of Philadelphia High School.

In other events, the popular “A Very Library Christmas” is slated for Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Santa will be available for photos at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Moonlight Madness is Dec. 12 from 6-9 p.m.