Downingtown Christmas Parade is this Saturday

The Downingtown Blue and Gold Marching Band leads the Downingtown Christmas parade in a previous parade.

Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas, Inc., in partnership with the Downingtown Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Downingtown Christmas Parade this Saturday, December 10th at 3:00 pm.

Participants in this year’s parade include: Downingtown Blue and Gold Marching Band, Bishop Shanahan Marching Band, South Philadelphia String Band, Duffy String Band, Eagles Pep Band, Galena Brass, Chester County Emerald Society and Onyx&Honey.  In addition, there will be floats, walking units, dance and twirling units, fire trucks, and more.

“And of course, no Christmas parade is complete without Santa and Mrs. Claus coming to town on a brand new float,” said Dianne Plaugher, chair of Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas, Inc.

The Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas Parade Division headed by Geanine Castaldi have worked hard to make this one of our best parades ever, said Plaugher

The parade route is on Lancaster Avenue (Business Route 30) and it begins in the area of Gable Avenue and travels east along a 1.5-mile stretch of Lancaster Avenue and ends at Whiteland Avenue.

Downingtown police have announced that all major roadways through Downingtown Borough will be detoured. Motorists are urged to avoid delays and use the Route 30 Bypass as an alternate for East and West traffic. The Christmas Parade should be completed by 5 p.m. and all roadways re-opened.

“The Downingtown Area Chamber of Commerce who partners with Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas, Inc. to present the parade, is honored to take part and support such a wonderful community event”, said Jonathan Wright, Chamber President.

“We would like to thank our sponsors, who without their contributions the parade would not be possible,” Plaugher said. “In addition, we are grateful for the support provided by the Borough of Downingtown elected officials and staff, public works, police department and area file police.”  For a list of sponsors and parade information visit

“Volunteers serving on Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas, Inc. meet year-round with planning meetings so that we can present an outstanding Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade, said Plaugher.”  If you would like to volunteer for 2023 email

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