Parade is tonight
Altoona’s Spirit of Christmas parade will be held downtown this evening.
The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at Ninth Street and Green Avenue and will proceed down Green Avenue to 12th Street and then take 11th Avenue until it disbands at 16th Street.
Parts of 10th Avenue between Ninth and 15th streets will be blocked off to allow parade units to line up.
The parade will feature bands, floats and Santa Claus. There also will be a tree lighting and fireworks by UPMC Altoona.
Burgmeier Hauling, UPMC Altoona, Greater Altoona Economic Development Corp., Leadership Blair County Alumni Association and the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation are partnering to put on tonight’s event.