Prescott’s Christmas Parade and Courthouse Lighting is back!!
Saturday December 4, 2021 is Prescott’s 39th annual Christmas Parade followed by the 67th annual Courthouse Lighting.
The Prescott Christmas Parade’s theme this year is “A Who-Ville Christmas”. The Chamber of Commerce website boasts over 100 entries for this year and with a Dr. Seuss-like theme it’s sure to be fun.
The parade is set to begin at 1 PM. Then around 3:45 PM Santa Claus will be near the Bucky O’Neil statue(Gurley St. side) on the Courthouse Square for a meet and greet plus photos.
Be sure to get downtown early enough to find yourself a parking spot because it’ll definitely be busy and close parking will fill up quick. Don’t forget about the big public parking garage on Granite St.; it may cost few dollars as Prescott usually charges for downtown event parking so make sure to bring $5 or $10 with you just in case. Regardless of the price, it’s some of the closest parking to the parade route.
Stick around after the Prescott Christmas Parade for the 67th annual Courthouse Lighting. Music starts at 5:30 PM and the ceremony starts at 6 PM leading into the lighting of the Courthouse.
Here at Explore Prescott we know not everyone can(or wants to) make it downtown for the lighting. Therefore we’ll be posting a new blog in the very near future with a brand new virtual tour of this year’s Prescott Courthouse Christmas lights. Our 2020 Christmas Lights Tour is on the home page of Explore Prescott for you to enjoy in the meantime. If you’re subscribed to our Newsletter you’ll get a notification when we post the new tour.
As of this writing the parade weather looks like it’ll be clear, sunny and 60º for a high. The Courthouse Lighting will be a bit cooler, dropping around high 40’s/Low 50’s. Be sure to dress accordingly.
We hope everyone who attends this Saturday has a fabulous time. Stay warm, be safe and be kind.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it because I will be out of town. I would like to request though that the public bathrooms remain open for future public events such as these and unlike what happened during the evening parade last week. I saw many parents taking their young children to the bathrooms only to find them locked! A parade obviously is primarily for children. Please rethink this policy and hire someone to clean them if the reason for the closure is due to Covid or safety reasons. What a terrible decision it was to close them!
Explore Prescott is an independent website and not actually affiliated with the city itself. We started the site because of our love for the outdoors and the area. But I can 100% completely understand your frustration.