Parade Route & Detours

LINEUP

  • Please arrive for line-up at the Stephentown Fire Hall (35 Grange Hall Road) by 5 PM.

  • The parade will step off at 5:30 PM.

  • If possible, please come in via NY-22 & Grange Hall Road (rather than NY-43 to Grange Hall).

PARADE GUIDELINES

  • Please do not throw anything out of vehicles as it will be dark and unsafe to do so. If you have someone walking, they may hand things out to spectators.

  • Sirens, horns, and music are all permitted.

  • Horses will be positioned second to last in the lineup to avoid any issues with walking through manure.

  • Santa will be in the last vehicle.

PARADE ROUTE

  • There will be posters for the parade route.

  • The parade route begins at the Stephentown Fire Hall. We'll proceed south down Grange Hall Road to NY-43 where we'll take a left onto NY-43 going east past the Fire Station and ending at the Veterans Park.

  • At the end of the parade, you can park your vehicle in the field across from the Veterans Park if you would like to attend the tree lighting program. If you don't want to attend the program, you can proceed on to the intersection to leave.

ROAD CLOSINGS & DETOURS

  • Beginning at approximately 5:30 PM, NY-43 will be closed between the intersections of NY-22 to Grange Hall Road.The road will reopen when the parade ends, at approximately 6:30 PM.

  • Browns Road will be closed between NY-43 and NY-22 for the duration of the parade.

  • Grange Hall Road will be closed between NY-43 and NY-22 from approximately 5:30 PM until the last entry turns onto NY-43.

  • Detours will be set up to direct people around the parade.

  • Alternate routes for those on NY-22:

    • Take NY-22 to West Road. Continue on West Road until you get to the intersection of Newton Road. Then:

      • Continue straight onto Cranston Hill Road to reach the intersection of NY-43 just west of Grange Hall Road and just east of Garfield Road. ----OR--

    • Turn right onto Newton Road to reach the intersection of NY-43 between the crossroads of Staples and Sutherland Roads.

TREE LIGHTING PROGRAM

  • Tree lighting will begin at the Veterans Park at approximately 6 PM.

  • There will be a short program & caroling.

  • Santa will be there for kids to visit and take pictures.

  • Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided.