The 2020 Holiday Parade has been cancelled.

The City will have a small tree-lighting ceremony in its place on December 5, 2020


Parking & Transportation


Foundry Place Garage 

Portsmouth's free parking shuttle operates from 4 p.m to 11 p.m. This shuttle allows for easy parking at the Connect Community Church's parking lot off Market Street, and quick transportation to the downtown at the Hanover Street bus stop - all free of charge.

High/Hanover Parking Garage: $1.75 per hour standard rates apply.

Road Closures & Detours


Click here for details from the Portsmouth Police Department about street closures and detours. 

Parade Route

Holiday Parade Route
Viewing of the parade for spectators starts at Summer/Islington Street.


Grand Marshal


Each year a Grand Marshal is chosen who exemplifies the good work that has been done in Portsmouth. 

The Tree