A Holiday Tradition: Santa Parades

Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania are getting ready for the holiday season. To kick off the season, two cities are preparing for their annual Santa Parades.

Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey previewed the 24th Annual Santa Parade in Scranton on Wednesday.  The parade will feature music, floats, balloons, and marchers.

Hosting the parade this year are Newswatch 16's Sharla McBride and Scott Schaffer along with Ryan Leckey who will be handling coverage on the route.

For more information about the live broadcast of the Santa Parade in Scranton, head here.

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SCRANTON SANTA PARADE QUICK FACTS:

WHAT: Annual Santa Parade in Scranton

WHERE: Parade begins at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Spruce Street in Scranton and ends at Courthouse Square.

WHEN: Saturday, November 19 at 9:30 a.m.

Head here for more information for Saturday's Santa Parade in Scranton.

WILKES-BARRE SANTA PARADE

Wilkes-Barre's annual Christmas Parade steps off at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 19. The tree lighting ceremony is scheduled to follow the parade on Public Square in this part of Luzerne County.  Events are planned for much of the day on Saturday.  For a list of activities, click here.