December 4, 2022
Christmas on Green Street, Open House and Christmas Parade
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Annual Christmas Parade and Open House Event along Historic Green Street!
Christmas on Green Street is back in 2022!
PARADE APPLICATION LINK (Applications close November 23, 2022).
This magical event includes a parade of antique cars, holiday floats, marching bands, and community groups starting at the Gainesville Civic Center and continues all the way down Historic Green Street. Following the parade, Green Street will remain closed while people visit the historic homes and enjoy musical groups performing on front porches, strolling magicians, face painters, storytellers, jugglers, Santa Claus, miniature train rides, food trucks, and all kinds of holiday cheer!
The traditional lighting of the Rotary Tree Ceremony begins earlier this year, starting at 6:15 for the tree to be lit at 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Green Street and West Academy Street.
2 p.m. - Street closures
2 - 7 p.m. - Christmas at the Civic Center
2 p.m. - Movie begins at Civic Center
3 - 7:30 p.m. - Food Trucks
4 p.m. - Christmas Parade
5 - 7 p.m. - Activities/Open Houses
6:15 - 6:30 p.m. - Rotary Tree Lighting
8 p.m. - Roads re-open
To be honest: It's tricky! While there are a few parking lots and decks nearby with handicap accessible parking, all of them still require walking a block or two to get to the parade route. There are a lot of side street parking options along the route, and people typically flock in from everywhere! With an anticipated 10,000 people in attendance and road closures starting at 2pm, we suggest planning ahead, arriving early, and dressing warm!
Here are a few parking areas to consider:
Event Layout Map
Thank you, sponsors!
A big thank you to our Featured Parade Sponsor, Smith Hulsey Law!
Gingerbread Sponsors: Norton Agency and Hasty, Pope, Davies!
Santa Sponsor: Strong, Gaddy and Lee; Kidzone Sponsor: Brightstone Transitions; Kiddy Train Sponsor: Gordon Pro Tree!
Thank you to our Caroler Sponsors, Daniela Rivas and Lakeview Academy!
Thank you to our Main Street Program Sponsor, Brenau University!
Would your business like to sponsor this event?
Visit https://www.gainesville.org/375/Event-Sponsorship for more info.
This community event is presented by:
Main Street Gainesville is a division of the Gainesville Convention & Visitors Bureau that focuses on economic activity in historic downtown Gainesville.
Main Street Gainesville