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The 88th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade: A Funky Fulton Christmas returned to its original location on the newly re-opened Fulton Street on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in downtown Fresno.

Save the Date for the 89th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade to take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018.


  • 2,000 Parade Participants
  • 87 Parade Entries
  • 8,200 Online Viewers
  • 5,000 Parade Attendees
  • 172,000 Social Media Reach
  • 21 sponsoring organizations
  • 54 volunteers
  • Over 30 downtown restaurants open before, during, and after the parade


  • Grand Prize: Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
  • Best Float: Caporales de Fresno
  • Best Marching Band: Roosevelt HS Region Bands & Roosevelt School of the Arts
  • Best Holiday Spirit: The Light of the World Church
  • Honorable Mentions (3):  Purposed II Praise School of Dance, Tiny Paws, Porterville Twirlerettes


Downtown Fresno Partnership staff and board extend their gratitude for and thanks to our many sponsors for the 88th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade. We believe thier generosity and support for the parade and downtown will ensure the success and vibrancy of our greater Fresno community.