They’re not just for warm weather! If you love the sights and sounds of marching bands, fun floats, dancing in the streets, festive outfits, smiling children, upbeat music, big balloons, and more, you’ll be happy to know you have many opportunities to enjoy holiday parades in Northern Virginia this winter! Over the next few weeks, you’ll be able to enjoy at least 10 such parades.
If you’re looking for big parades with all the bells and whistles, you’ll find some in Reston, Manassas, and Leesburg. Smaller community holiday parades in Northern Virginia include those in Great Falls and McLean. For something truly different, check out the Clifton Horse Parade, the Alexandria Scottish Walk, the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights from Alexandria to Washington, DC, and the Manassas Park Light Parade with illuminated cars.
All these holiday parades are free community events that take place in our area every year. Inclement weather policies vary (some events are rain-or-shine, while others are subject to cancellation, so see the descriptions and links to all the official sites in our big list: Holiday Parades in Northern Virginia.