10th Annual Tacoma Santa Parade


The most wonderful PARADE of the year is almost here as the greater South Sound community gears up for the much-anticipated tenth annual Tacoma Santa Parade on Sunday, December 3rd. Organized by an enthusiastic group of volunteers and local businesses, this free community event promises to spread festive cheer and community spirit along historic South Tacoma Way.

Celebrating its tenth year, the Tacoma Santa Parade has become a cherished tradition for thousands of Tacoma residents, particularly families, who gather for a day of merriment and holiday celebration. The event transforms South Tacoma Way into a winter wonderland, drawing in participants and spectators from various parts of the city. Each year it’s a powerful catalyst for city pride, bringing Tacoma together for a free, festive event that fosters connections and joy among diverse communities.

This year's parade promises to be as enchanting as ever, with hundreds of participants, captivating characters, and the big man himself—Santa Claus! Festivities begin at 12 PM, with holiday shopping, food & drink specials, and vendors lining the streets. The parade begins at 4:30 PM and the route will wind its way through historic South Tacoma Way, with most of the action taking place between the blocks of 50th & 56th.

Organizing an event of this magnitude is no small feat. The Santa Parade is a massive undertaking that requires meticulous planning, coordination of participants, high-level security measures, and hundreds of man-hours to ensure a seamless and safe experience for all.

To ensure the success of this community-driven event, the Tacoma Santa Parade is reaching out to the public and local businesses for support. Donations and sponsorships play a crucial role in covering essential expenses such as security, logistics, and coordination efforts.

The community is encouraged to get involved and be a part of the Santa Parade's success. Attendees are invited to enjoy the festive atmosphere, participate in the celebration, and share the joy with friends and family.

Date and Time:
Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
12 PM - 6 PM
Parade begins at 4:30 PM
50th & South Tacoma Way

  • Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023
  • Location:
  • Phone: (253) 651-8675
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: FREE
10th Annual Tacoma Santa Parade
  • December 3, 2023 to December 4, 2023
  • South Tacoma Way between 50th and 56th
  • FREE