Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, participants, and visitors the 2012 Warrenton Christmas Parade was a particularly special event. Please feel free to use the "contact us" form above to submit your photos.
Two of Fauquier County’s most beloved holiday events were combined to create a memorable evening in Old Town Warrenton. The Christmas parade and Illumination Walk married into one new old-fashioned tradition and was held on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. on Old Town Warrenton’s Main Street. The evening also included the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Old Courthouse and the opening of GumDrop Square immediately following the parade.
The Christmas parade started at Fifth Street and proceed west down Main Street to Pelham Street. Santa Claus glided down Main Street at the end of the parade on his sleigh drawn by majestic horses.
Santa Claus will made his way to the Old Courthouse where he, along with Warrenton’s Mayor Fitch, lit the town Christmas tree. Santa Claus then headed to the crown jewel of Christmas in Warrenton, the award winning GumDrop Square. Families visited with Santa and received one complimentary photo and the children had the opportunity to enter Santa’s Secret Shop and purchase wrapped gifts with the help of Santa’s elves. Each gift in the shop was just two dollars.
After the parade and a visit to GumDrop Square, everyone strolled down Main Street enjoying carolers, orchestras, choirs, merchant open houses, a live nativity, food trolleys with warm treats and horse-drawn hayrides.
Looking forward to next year, come and experience Christmas in true Old Town fashion at Warrenton, Virginia.