Holiday Weekend Festivities – Tree Lighting & Parade – Come March With Us!


The holiday season will kick off on the weekend of Friday December 5th and Saturday December 6th with the annual tree lighting / Santa parade down Jamaica Avenue in 2 traditional events sponsored by the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation / Woodhaven Business Improvement District.  .

The tree lighting ceremony starts on Friday, December 5th at 6:30 PM.

The parade is the next day and here’s the best part – YOU are invited to march in the parade!  Bring your kids, march down Jamaica Avenue and show your Santa spirit! Are you a dog owner? The K9 Korral is marching, bring your pup and walk down Jamaica Avenue. No kids, no pets? March with us! Or with your group. Just come out and march!

The marchers will start assembling around 11 AM at 96th Street and Jamaica Avenue — the GWDC and WBID will hand out Santa hats for the kids – and the parade will kick off at 12 Noon and go down Jamaica Avenue to Dexter Court and Franklin K. Lane where pizza will be served.

Want to Watch the Parade?? The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association will be holding their annual Parade Watching Party at their office at 84-20 Jamaica Avenue. Residents will gather as a group and cheer on the marchers – if they like, they can join the parade at that point.

To review – the Tree Lighting is on Friday, December 5th at 6:30 PM at Forest Parkway and Jamaica Avenue.


As for the parade there are 2 options — join us at 11 AM at 96th Street and Jamaica Avenue to march in the parade — or join us at 84-20 Jamaica Avenue to watch the parade.

Come out and meet your friends and neighbors – and have some fun!


Above: last year’s Parade Watching Party – Sat. Dec. 6th at 11 AM at 84-20 Jamaica Avenue

parade-02Above: Last year’s parade – come join us!

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