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Thank you for your interest in participating in this year’s Christmas Parade! The 88th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade returns to its original location on the newly (re)opened Fulton Street. This year’s theme is A Funky Fulton Christmas.

About the Theme
This year’s theme is all about music and dancing, paying homage to the great musical minds of the mid-1960s who brought us that sweet mixture of soul, jazz, and R&B. We know what you’re thinking…didn’t Fulton Street become Fulton Mall in the mid-1960s? Yes, you are correct! We’re celebrating the return of Fulton Street the best way that we can think of, a Funky Fulton Christmas. Come dance with us on December 2, 2017.

Get Involved 

  • Stay up-to-date with event details by following the Facebook event page HERE 
  • Follow Steps 1 and 2 below to register to participate in the parade
  • Sign-up to volunteer HERE
  • Interested in sponsoring? Send an email with subject line “88th Annual Christmas Parade: Sponsorship” to


This year, our registration process consists of two steps, step one is for registration and step two is payment.

Who:  Performers, Marching Bands, Bands, Clubs, and Organizations
What: Parade down Fulton Street
When:  Saturday, December 2nd  11 am
Where: Fulton Street, downtown Fresno
Why: To celebrate the beginning of Christmas season with the community and friends.

 This is a rain/snow or shine event. No refunds – no exceptions.

Step  One 

Step Two 

Christmas Parade Entry Fee


Thank You to Our Sponsors 

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