Christmas Parade

Information Regarding Madison Christmas Parade on Friday, November 29

The annual Madison Christmas Committee Parade, one of the most beloved Madison holiday traditions, takes place on Friday, November 29 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Below is helpful information as it pertains to the parade route, road closures and parking.

Parade Route

Christmas Parade Route 2019Beginning at the Madison Ambulance Corps building, the parade will proceed down Prospect Street towards Main Street where it will turn left and proceed up Main Street before ending at Condurso Way. Cars parked on Prospect Street and Main Street must be removed before 4:45 P.M. or will be subject to towing.

At the conclusion of the parade, the Christmas tree on Waverly Place will be lit, around approximately 6:30 p.m. Main Street and Waverly Place will remain closed in both directions until the conclusion of the tree lighting. Cars parked on Waverly Place should be removed before 4:45 P.M. Any cars left after 4:45 P.M are subject to towing.

Road Closures

Detours will be in place for the below road closures. Roads are closed in both directions unless otherwise noted: 

  • Main Street from Rosedale Avenue to Madison Avenue/Park Avenue;
  • Prospect Street from Keep Street to Main Street;
  • Kings Road from Green Avenue to Cross Street;
  • Central Avenue from Cook Avenue/Elmer Street to Main Street;
  • Green Village Road between Kings Road and Main Street (the Waverly Green parking lot will be accessible);
  • Lincoln Place during the duration of the parade;
  • Waverly Place 


Parking for parade attendees is best on Kings Road (between Madison Avenue and Green Avenue), Cook Avenue parking lot, Elmer Street parking lot, Waverly Green parking lot and the Public Safety parking lot, as well as any available street parking.  

Prospect Street Lot (formerly Lot #1) must be removed of all cars by 12:00 P.M. (noon) on Friday, November 29.

For the safety of the public, Emergency No Parking will be strictly enforced by the Madison Police Department on Friday, November 29. All vehicles on Main Street (between Greenwood Avenue/Prospect Street and Community Place), Prospect Street (between Kings Road and Main Street) and Waverly Place must be removed by 4:45 P.M. Vehicles remaining after 4:45 P.M. will be towed at the owner’s expense. By order of the Madison Police Department Ordinance 185-21/185-22
The Madison Police Department wants to remind everyone in attendance that if they see something, say something!

Participants are advised that for the safety of all in attendance, the throwing of any goods (candy, giveaways, etc.) is prohibited.