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Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade, a Local’s Review

The Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade is a fan favorite each year and this year they are celebrating 8 years of this family-friendly FREE parade!

Here’s what you need to know about your visit (because it gets crazy busy) and some tips!

Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade

Celebrate the holiday season in a BIG way every Friday and Saturday as Downtown Summerlin lights ups the streets with the return of the annual holiday parade featuring festive floats inspired by your favorite holiday movies, dancers and characters, snow and of course the big guy himself, Santa!


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Location

Park Centre Drive at Downtown Summerlin

Parking is free, but the parade is located on Park Centre Drive (not on the Macy’s Promenade). If you don’t mind a short walk, park behind Macy’s and walk through to pass Santa’s Chalet, and then head straight to the parade path.

Christmas parade downtown Summerlin

Parade Showtimes / Hours

  • Dates: Nov. 17 – Dec. 16, 2023
  • Hours: 6pm, Fridays & Saturdays Only

The parade in previous years has been about 15-20 minutes long. This year (2023), showtimes show 6:00-6:50pm.

Cost

All shows are free and open to the general public.

They do have light-up toys for sale while you’re waiting prior to the parade start and you can purchase hot chocolate, coffee, or snacks from surrounding brick-and-mortar vendors.

Tips For Your Visit

christmas parade summerlin

Arrive Early

As the holidays approach, more and more people will be out and about. We recommend parking 40-45 minutes early and getting to your parade viewing spot at least 30 minutes prior to the parade start time.

We also recommend knowing where you are standing. The parade starts near the south end of Park Centre Drive, so we like to stand a little less than half-way down to enjoy ourselves and then get to leave before the parade fully finishes.

Grab Hot Chocolate and Coffee

They do not sell hot chocolate and coffee right at the parade, but you can support local vendors like Mothership Coffee, Makers and Finders, Starbucks (located in Macy’s), or bring your own!

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Snacks

Kids can get antsy waiting for the Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade to start (it was delayed when we went). Pack some snacks or some busy boards before you head to the downtown Summerlin holiday parade or grab a spot near Wetzel’s Pretzels!

Dress Warm

It can get pretty chilly, so bring a jacket, gloves, and even a blanket!

Buy A Light Up Necklace Beforehand

Stop by the Dollar Tree and grab some glow sticks or light-up necklaces beforehand if you don’t want to spend $4-6 for one there, plus you’ll save yourself a headache from the kids constantly asking you to buy one for them.

Have you been?

Have you checked out the Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade? Let us know what you think about it in the comments below or over on social media @SouthernNevadaMoms.

Leanna Carson is an expecting mama via IVF and a serial entrepreneur.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, she loves sharing all things family-friendly as well as local spots most don’t even know about! She co-founded Nevada Moms in 2018 and it has become the #1 Family Guide to Nevada experiences, activities, happenings, and more.

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