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Where is the parade route?

The parade kicks-off on 130th street and Rockaway Blvd. Our 16 plus floats and dancers march east bound down Rockaway Blvd towards 143rd Street.  At 143rd street the celebration continues at 142-82 Rockaway Blvd. with our annual tree lighting and festivities.  Join us for free hot chocolate, treats, toys for kids, live choir and much more.

Where is the best spot to see the parade?

Great views can be found along the parade route.  You may camp out anywhere from 130th street to 143rd street on Rockaway Blvd.  However, if you plan on attending tree lighting right after the parade, we suggest you stand closest to 143rd street. ​

Am I allowed to take pictures?

Yes, take as many pictures and share on social media.  Don't forget to tag us #hopeparade2019. (the Parade On Rockaway administration reserves all photo rights)

What time does the parade start?

We start promptly at 6pm, but to get a good viewing spot line up early. 

Can I ride on a float?

Only our participants are invited to walk in the parade or ride a float and issued a badge. To participate call 718.848.2810, 

I have a float, car, balloon, etc. that I want to enter in the parade. How do I do that?

We love and appreciate your enthusiasm.  All floats are designed and created by the creative team of Parade On Rockaway.  Submit a request and once your entry is in line with our theme and guidelines that allow us to provide this unique Christmas experience we will be in touch.

Who pays for the parade?

The parade is so near and dear to the heart of the Parade On Rockaway team which sponsors the cost every year.

​Can I bring all my family and friends?

The Parade on Rockaway has always been and will always be a family event.  Invite all your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors – tells a stranger on the street about it because it’s going to be an amazing evening!

Is there special access for spectators with special needs?

There are 13 blocks of public viewing accessible to everyone.

Whom should I contact for more details on a Parade topic not addressed above?

For all other questions and inquiries, please contact us HERE

Frequently  Asked Questions

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