Register Now! Santa Parade set for Saturday, December 7

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Santa Parade 2019


It’s time to start thinking about holiday fun and we are so excited for the annual Santa Parade to be held on Main Street in downtown Auburn on Saturday, December 7 at 4:30 p.m.

Registration for the Parade is now open!
Apply online or
download a parade application.

The Santa Parade has been an Auburn tradition for decades and  kicks-off the holiday festivities in Auburn. This year, we are introducing a lighted Parade, which will feature a variety of drill teams, dancers, children's groups, one-of-a-kind cars, plus so much more. All entries must be completed lighted.

The parade route travels west along Main St. from E St. NE to A St. NW.

Free parade entry for families, scout troops, school groups, dance, cheer, drill, band and all other non-profit groups. There is a $10 entry fee for commercial businesses.

Santa Parade

We hope you are able to join us as a parade participant (or a spectator) for this downtown, holiday Parade. Spectators enjoy entries that are creative, unique and decorated to celebrate the holiday in Auburn. 

For a list of all the rules, please visit the Santa Parade link on the City's website. 

Examples of lighted parade entries

Lighted Parade Entry Examples

Mark your calendar for other holiday fun in Auburn: 

Gingerbread House Contest 
Application Deadline: November 4
Entries on display from December 2-16 at the Auburn Community & Event Center
There are two categories in the 2019 Gingerbread House Contest! Eight entries will be accepted in the child category, ages 12 and under. Ten entries will be accepted in the adult category, ages 13 and up. Those interested in creating a gingerbread house can apply now. This fun event celebrates the holidays and brings the community out to see what Auburn can build! Any structures real or imaginary, houses, igloos, spaceships, etc. will be accepted. This event is free and open to all groups and individuals. Application Deadline: November 4, 2019. The entries will be on display at the Community & Event Center from December 2nd until December 16th at noon. Stop by and vote on your favorite display. A winner from each category will be announced on Monday, December 16th.

Saturday, December 7 | Cookies with Mrs. Claus
2:30-4:00pm | Washington Elementary
Mrs. Claus will be stopping by before the Santa Parade for a special afternoon of holiday cheer! Bring the little ones for stories read by Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating, hot cocoa and Christmas crafts.
And, don't forget the camera for a photo op. It's sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Activities include: cookie decorating, story time, crafts, holiday face-painting. Preregistration admission is $8 for residents and $10 for non-residents. On-site registration is $12 at the door for children. Adults are free! Register ONLINE, over the phone by calling our Parks Front Desk at 253-931-3043, or in-person at the Auburn Community and Events Center (910 Ninth ST SE, Auburn WA 98002).

Sunday, December 8 | The Red, White & Blue Holiday Concert
2pm | Auburn Performing Arts Center | 702 4th Street NE
Sing in the holidays with this annual free community concert performed by the 133rd Army Band of the Washington National Guard. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this festive and rousing concert of patriotic music honoring our troops, together with all of your favorite holiday music and carols.  Tickets are free, but required for admission and will be available for pick-up beginning November 1 at the Auburn Community & Event Center. Limit 6 per family.

December 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 | 7pm
December 14, 15, 21 & 22 | 2pm
Auburn Community Players – The Five Ghosts of Ebenezer Scrooge
Auburn Avenue Theater | Pre-Sale $17/$14; Door Sale $22/$19
Ebenezer Scrooge, is a miserly curmudgeon! In this twist on the traditional story, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future along with the ghost of Jacob Marley, are joined by a FIFTH ghost! Can the Scrooge we know be transformed into a kinder, gentler man? Kick off the holiday season with the Auburn Community Players and The Five Ghosts of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Saturday, December 14 | Two Seatings: 8:30am & 11am
Breakfast with Santa
Auburn Community & Event Center
HO! HO! HO! It's not too early to think about registering for the popular Breakfast with Santa. The event features a special breakfast served by Santa’s elves, musical entertainment and a special visit from Santa. Auburn resident fee: $7 child/$8 adult; Non-resident fee: $9 child/$10 adult. Pre-registration is required. Register online through the link below or by calling 253-931-3043.
8:30 a.m. seating | CHILD: #54365 | 8:30 a.m. seating | ADULT: #54367
11 a.m. seating | CHILD: #54366 | 11 a.m. seating | ADULT: #54368