Everyone loves a parade, and Downtown Auburn is a great place to see one. On Saturday, November 25, the Downtown Auburn Business Improvement District and the City of Auburn will present “Miracle on Genesee Street,” and the 31st Annual Holiday Parade. This parade is a popular custom, beginning at 6 p.m. at the corner of East Genesee and North Fulton Streets atop East Hill. It travels west along Genesee Street, through the heart of Downtown, and turns left onto William Street. It continues around the City Parking Garage on Lincoln Street and ends at Memorial City Hall.
New this year, the City showmobile will be in front of Silbert Optical, to host our local dignitaries. Also, Finger Lakes Radio Group will be doing a live broadcast with classic Hits 99.3 and giving away prizes from 5 to 6 p.m., then announcing the parade from 6 to 7 p.m.
Approximately 50 businesses and community organizations partake with floats, music and holiday performances. Past parade favorites include numerous area fire departments, Captain Jack & his Pirates for the Pantry ship, Skaneateles Dickens characters, the Knights of Columbus, and the always creative and over the top award-winning float by Skills USA at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES. Cheer on your favorites, as participants compete for cash prizes in the top-three float competition. Plus there will be plenty of free family activities happening before and after the parade inside APT, and on the City Hall steps & South Lawn.