Parade of Holiday Traditions

The City of Malden kicks off the Holiday Season each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving with the Annual Parade of Holiday Traditions and Christmas Tree Lighting! 

The Parade lifts off at the Salemwood School on Waite Street Extension, bears left onto Maplewood Street and travels west on Salem Street concluding at the reviewing stand located at the corner of Ferry, Salem and Main Streets. All children should bring their letters to Santa so that his helpers from the Post Office can collect them along the route and send them to the North Pole! At the conclusion of the Parade, all are invited to the Christmas Tree Lighting on the lawn of the Malden Public Library. 

Parade parking for $3 is offered at the CBD Garage, 170 Centre Street (across from Walgreens on Route 60). Parking will not be allowed along the parade route from 1-4 PM, including Branch Street and Waite Street Extension. Violators will be towed. For more information, please contact the Malden Police Department at 781-397-7171.

For groups wanting to participate in the parade, please fill out the online application. For any additional questions or for further information, please email