11th Annual Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade in Greenwich to Bring Cheer this November
The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade, presented by Capital Tractor and TD Bank, is set for Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 6:00pm in the historic Village of Greenwich, New York.
This annual kick-off to the holiday season, faithfully supported by the community and Greenwich Chamber members since 2013, has become one of the largest events in Washington County and, unofficially, the largest parade of its kind in the country. It is estimated that 10,000 people attended the parade in 2022 to view over 70 tractors and displays travel through the heart of the village.
Grand Marshalls for the 2023 Tractor Parade are Bob and Dick Nessle of Nessle Bros. Meats in Greenwich. The Nessles are celebrating 50 years in business and have become a household name for meat in southern Washington County. The Greenwich Chamber is proud to have Bob and Dick Nessle be honored during the Tractor Parade.
Generously supporting the parade are Capital Tractor and TD Bank as title sponsors, Black Dog Designs, The Country Peddler Shoppes, The Fort Miller Group, Greenwich Ford, The Greenwich Journal and Salem Press, Odd Duck Farm, Pro-Dive Pools, and the Village of Greenwich as diamond sponsors, and CDPHP and Wallie’s of Greenwich as platinum sponsors.
New this year is online registration for parade entries. Visit GreenwichTractorParade.com to register a parade entry or print the participant packet to mail or drop-off at the Greenwich Chamber office. The deadline for entering is Tuesday, November 14.
Parade entries will be judged in the following categories, with a first and second place in each: Best in Show, Best Greenwich Chamber Member, Best Antique Tractor, Best Float, Most Creative, Best Musical Entry, Best Use of Lights, and Best Small Tractor.
Visitors and spectators are encouraged to come to the Village of Greenwich early in the day before main road traffic back-up occurs and road closures take place at 5:00pm. Detour routes will be announced leading up to parade day. Parking is at a premium and attendees may use side street parking and available open lots. Carpooling is encouraged and patience is requested when leaving the village.
Activities will take place during the afternoon and food trucks will be placed at various locations in the village. Local shops and restaurants will be open and the Chamber encourages attendees to “shop local” to support small businesses. Horse drawn wagon rides, provided for free by the generous support of parade sponsors, will be located at Washington Square. Children will be able to meet and have their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the information booth nearby the Village of Greenwich office building on Academy Street.
More information on the 11th Annual Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade is available, and will continuously be updated, on the event website at GreenwichTractorParade.com.
The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, based in southern Washington County, is a not-for-profit membership association established in 1990 that provides resources, advocacy, and support for member businesses and organizations.