Downtown Parade Ushers in the Holiday Season

The holiday season in Yakima again kicks off this year with the Holiday Lighted Parade at 6:00 pm on Sunday, December 4th. The procession begins at 6th Avenue and continues down Yakima Avenue to 3rd Street, ending at 3rd and Walnut Street.

No on-street parking will be allowed along the parade route from 4:00 pm on Sunday until the completion of the parade. The parade route will also be closed to motorized traffic.

Immediately after the parade, a lighting ceremony will be held for the community tree at Millennium Plaza. The holiday decorations at Millennium Plaza are all supplied and maintained by the Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY) and the City of Yakima.

Parade organizers anticipate about 4,000 spectators and 50 participants. The parade is organized by the Yakima Sunfair Parade Association. Additional information is available at Yakima Parades Portal

Call 509-571-1328 or visit for more about DAY and its holiday activities in Downtown Yakima.