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Since 1926, the Tulsa Christmas Parade has entertained thousands of children and adults year after year as it winds through the historic streets of downtown Tulsa. In its early days, when Tulsa was a new town booming with rapid growth from the recent discovery of oil, the Christmas parade quickly became an annual tradition that has continued to be a favorite event for the past 90 years.
Jessica Gullo has served as creative director for Tulsa Christmas Parade since 2015 and enjoys researching and preserving history for others to enjoy. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) served as the mayor of Tulsa from 1978 to 1984 and was a member of the US House of Representatives from Oklahoma’s First District from 1987 to 1994. Since 1994, he has represented Oklahoma in the US Senate. For almost 40 years, Inhofe has been a fixture of the parade, riding his horse and greeting parade goers.
Frequently Asked Questions
We hope you’ll get involved with us and make this the best Christmas parade we’ve ever had. Here are just a few things you can do: Like us on Facebook, share the event with your friends, and click here to volunteer for the parade.
Changes have been made to the parade route this year due to ongoing traffic on Boston Ave. If construction concludes by the parade date, we will follow the alternate outlined on the map.
See the map below. Or click here for a PDF version.
Stay tuned for more information about our media sponsor and live broadcast information.
Award winners will be named at the end of the parade. A list of float categories for this year will be announced soon.
You can park in any of the legal street, garage or parking lots available throughout the downtown area that is not blocked off. Plan to arrive up to an hour early and to walk a bit. For more parking information and resources visit the City of Tulsa website here.
The Tulsa Christmas Parade Over The Years
Photos From Past Parades
Questions? Call Us at (918) 901-9789
Mailing Address: 1420 W. 35th Street Tulsa, OK 74107
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Find the best seat in advance. The parade is FREE to attend.
The Tulsa Christmas Parade Is In Downtown Tulsa. Get the parade route map here (PDF).
The parade is FREE to attend along the parade route. You can also purchase reserved bleacher seating here. Bleacher seating is now sold out.
Take part in one of America's best Christmas parades!
Help create the true spirit of Christmas this year and join in the fellowship of our Tulsa Christmas Parade as a volunteer.