Dancing elves, festive floats, boats covered in twinkling lights, Santa in his sleigh – these are some of the many sights you might see as a spectator at one of these 10 holiday parades, voted as the best in the U.S. by 10Best readers.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Holiday Parade are as follows:
- Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade - Annapolis, Md.
- Twinkle Light Parade - Albuquerque
- H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade - Houston
- Reston Holiday Parade - Reston, Va.
- Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - New York
- Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade - Calistoga, Calif.
- McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade - Chicago
- Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade - Fort Lauderdale
- Christmas Ships Parade - Portland, Ore.
- Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade - Orlando
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Larry Bleiberg, Eric Grossman, Anna Hider (Roadtrippers) and Gerrish Lopez were chosen based on their extensive experience covering travel in North America.
Additional nominees for the category Best Holiday Parade included A Christmas Fantasy Parade in Anaheim, Children's Christmas Parade in Atlanta, Dallas Children's Health Holiday Parade, Holiday Boat Parade of Lights in Alexandria, Hollywood Christmas Parade, Mayor's Christmas Parade in Baltimore, Mummers Parade in Philadelphia, Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade and the World Famous Fish House Parade in Aitkin.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo