Bel Air Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Celebration

Sunday, December 4, 2022 — Downtown Bel Air

The Bel Air Christmas Parade is a tradition that has been going on for over 30 years! This is a time where our community comes together in historic Bel Air to celebrate a special time of the year. 

If your organization would like to participate in the Christmas Parade, please fill out an APPLICATION.  Participation in the parade is by acceptance of application only. 

Parade Schedule

3:30 pm Parade (down Main Street to Lee Street to Shamrock Park)

4:15 pm Community Bonfire & Sing-along in Shamrock Park, with free cookies and hot chocolate

5:00 pm Tree Lighting at Town Hall

Scheduled to Appear

Stilt-walkers and acrobats; local high school marching bands; costumed characters and mascots; beauty queens; performance units, dancers, floats, musical groups and even some special equestrian guests, ending with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Participation in the Parade

If you are interested in applying to participate in the Christmas Parade, please review the 2022 Christmas Parade Application Form and Rules. Your application will be evaluated for content and presentation, including your description of your unit and its performance. Your application must be accepted in order for your unit to participate.

For all questions and inquiries please contact Michael Blum via email at

Event is weather permitting. In the case of bad weather, the event will be canceled and not rescheduled.

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