York Halloween Parade: Everything you need to know about route, time

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

The York Halloween Parade is returning this year, with plenty of spooky and festive activities planned to tickle even a skeleton's funny bone.

The 72nd parade will kick off at 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at the York Fairgrounds, 334 Carlisle Ave. With this year's theme being "My Favorite Monster," attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Halloween monster.

Registration to take part in the parade is open through Oct. 24 and can be found by visiting https://www.eventiveyork.com/yorkhalloweenparade. Nonprofit organizations can register for free.

In addition to attendees, parade floats are encouraged to be decorated resembling iconic horror creatures and Halloween characters.

The York Halloween Parade stepped off for its 71st running Sunday, October 24, 2021. The York Revolution organized the event and Traditions Bank covered the costs of nonprofit group registrations. Last year's parade was canceled due to the pandemic. Bill Kalina photo

Attending the York Halloween Parade is free.

The York Halloween Parade is organized by Eventive, the event planning and production division of the York Revolution baseball team. The 2022 route will launch from the York Fairgrounds and travel east on Market Street, from Richland Avenue to Broad Street.

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This year's parade will be led by grand marshal Delma Rivera, who in June was crowned Ms. Pennsylvania Senior America. A York-area native, Rivera said she has been attending the Halloween parade since she was a little girl.

“Delma has contributed to the York area in so many ways that she was the perfect fit to serve as Grand Marshal,” York Revolution President Eric Menzer said in a statement.

The York Halloween Parade was canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it returned in 2021.