Strafford Christmas Parade with John Berry as our Parade Grand Marshal, and Light Up Strafford this Saturday, December 3!

Lineup starts at 4:30!
Parade starts at 5:15!
All participants must have lights!
Festivities after the Parade at Delp Park (next to City Hall) include Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting, Community Choir, and local dancers!

Christmas Parade - Map of Staging Areas

Light Up Strafford 2022John Berry Christmas 2022 Flyer

Strafford's Christmas Parade and Light Up Strafford are just around the corner!  No time like the present to start strategizing and planning your home's Christmas lights to win the annual Light Up Strafford home decorating contest!  The top three homes will win $100, $50, and $25 respectively.  It's all about those Christmas lights!

The evening Christmas Parade kicks off the season on Saturday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m. with John Berry as the Grand Marshal and originator of this, the 12th annual Strafford Small Town Christmas Parade.

Parade lineup begins near the High School at 4:30. Please note that this year parade participants are required to have some kind of light on their person to participate in the Parade.  This is to help keep everyone safe.  

After the Parade, head over to Delp Park next to City Hall for all the festivities including a tree lighting and singing of Christmas carols with the Community Choir and more!  If you would like to sing in the Community Choir, please join the Facebook group, "Strafford Community Singers" or email Josh Erisman at for more details.  You'll want to have your home decorated and ready to be nominated by the community by the end of the festivities on Saturday, December 3.  Yes, please nominate your decorated home or another home in Strafford to be eligible to win.  The deadline for nominating homes is midnight Sunday, December 11!  

We can't wait to see how beautifully you all decorate your homes!  Strafford has some amazing talent, as we've seen these last couple of years.  You all have really set a high bar and delighted our community, as well as others who come to Strafford to see what you've done. 

For your calendar:

Christmas Parade and Light Up Strafford Festivities -- Saturday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m.
Deadline for having homes decorated -- Saturday, December 3 
Community to begin nominating decorated homes using the online form below, or by calling City Hall -- Saturday, December 3 until midnight Sunday, December 11
Light Up Strafford home lighting contest winners announced on social media!  Watch Facebook for the time.

The form below will become available for your nominations after the Christmas Parade and Light Up Strafford Festivities on December 3rd.

Use this Google Form to Nominate Homes for Light Up Strafford 2022