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Billings to host its annual holiday parade



Billings, Montana – The Magic City will once again welcome Billings’ 37th annual Holiday Parade on Friday, Nov. 25, with the theme “Holiday Movies.”

The parade will start at 32nd and 2nd Avenue North at 6:30 o’clock.

“The Holiday Parade is a cherished tradition in Billings, taking place on Friday after Thanksgiving,” The Downtown Billings Alliance said in its release.

According to DBA, there will be more than 50 entries in this year’s parade, including Santa atop the Billings Fire Department’s ladder truck, the Eugene Sara Detachment, and the United States Marine Corps League.

To bring holiday pleasure across the Billings community, several local businesses, organizations, and community groups create a float for the parade each year.

Each float will be judged in the following categories:
• Best Entry Overall
• Best Float
• Best Musical Entry
• Best Costume
• Best Interpretation of the Theme
• Best Performers
• Most Original Entry

“We are excited for the opportunity to pair Santa with some Billings First Responders in this year’s parade.” DBA CEO Katy Easton said.

Thanks to a partnership between parade sponsor TDS Fiber and Valley Credit Union, community members will be able to take their own pictures with Santa for no cost inside of Valley Credit Union’s 2nd Ave. N. Branch (3100 2nd Ave. N.), which is close to Wise Wonders and the beginning of the parade route.