Over 100 parade floats marched in Saturday’s Reading Holiday Parade on Penn Street. The annual tradition, hosted by the Downtown Improvement District, drew a crowd of 3,000, all to see local marching bands, community organizations, and large parade balloons.

We’d like to give a special mention to all of the High School bands and JROTC branches as well as the various dance troops who performed at this year’s parade.” Says Andrew Keuscher, Special Projects Director of DID. “Thank you to everyone who attended and we will see you again in 2020!”

A panel of parade judges voted on four categories this year. Community Floats, Youth Groups, Bands, and Corporate Floats. Congratulations to all the winners.

Community Floats
Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center
Roxy’s Dance Expressions
Epshl Ice Hockey

Youth Groups
Girl Scouts Troop 1364
Olivet Boys and Girls Club
Girl Scouts of Eastern PA

Bands
Brandywine Heights Marching Band
Oley Valley High School Marching Band
Tulpehocken Jr. / Sr. High School Marching Band

Corporate Floats
BB&T Fightin’ Phils Mascot Band
Reading Area Water Authority
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