WPXI Holiday Parade 2018: What time; entertainment; how to watch

WPXI Holiday Parade 2018: What time; entertainment; how to watch

PITTSBURGH — Superstar celebrities, fabulous floats, marvelous marching bands, behemoth balloons, and much more will all be featured during the 38th edition of the WPXI Holiday Parade Presented by Neighborhood Ford Store on Saturday, November 24th.

WPXI brings the parade right into Pittsburghers’ living rooms at 9:00 a.m. or paradegoers can line the sidewalks of Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh to watch in person.

Here’s what you need to know about this year’s parade.

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What time does it start?

9 a.m. ET. It is scheduled to last until 11 a.m.  ET.

Where can I watch the parade?

The best place for paradegoers to watch the extravaganza is on Liberty Avenue, between 11th and 6th streets.

If you would rather enjoy the parade in the comfort of your own home, you can join Channel 11's David Johnson, Peggy Finnegan, Lisa Sylvester and Alby Oxenreiter live on WPXI and in our streaming apps from 9-11 a.m.

How long is the parade route?

The parade route follows

Can I get a ticket?

It’s free to watch the parade. There are no tickets available to the general public for seating.

How can I tell my friends?

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Who is the entertainment this year?

Performers include Chris Jamison, from NBC's hit show, "The Voice", FRZY who will showcase his Mr. Rogers Sweater Session, Dance Mechanics, Pittsburgh All-Stars, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, and more. You can see a full list of entertainment, bands and other groups

[ HERE ]


The entertainment will lead up to the most anticipated guest of the event, Santa Claus!

Which roads are closing?

Liberty Ave (from 11th Street to 26th Street) will be closed in both directions starting at 7 a.m. By 8am, road closures will occur from Liberty on 5th Ave Extension (6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Streets) to Penn Avenue. 6th Avenue will be closed at Wood Street and 7th Ave will be closed at William Penn Place (as well as William Penn Place, between Seventh & Liberty Ave).

  • CLICK HERE for overnight Port Authority bus detour information
  • CLICK HERE for Saturday Port Authority bus detour information

The city of Pittsburgh will do it’s best to direct traffic downtown! If you are looking for places to park for the parade, look for free parking Downtown and at select garages on Friday and Saturday. There will also be several lots provided in the Strip District that will charge a small fee.

What channel is it on?

The parade is broadcast on WPXI Channel 11.

What if I missed the parade?

There will be several encore presentations on WPXI:

Sunday, 12/23 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Monday, 12/24 1 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Tuesday, 12/25 5 a.m. - 7 a.m.

Sunday, 12/30 3p.m. - 5 p.m.

You will also be able to view the parade and videos featuring individual acts in our streaming apps for Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire.

The WPXI Holiday Parade Presented by Neighborhood Ford Store is so grateful for our wonderful trade partners who help us each year.

These include: