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Schenectady County Legislature Announces 54th Annual Holiday Parade Winners

2023 Best Overall Awardee 109th Airlift Wing - Schenectady County Holiday Parade

The Schenectady County Legislature announced the winning floats, dance, and musical performances for the 54rd Annual Holiday Parade Presented by the City and County of Schenectady. The awardees were presented with plaques and certificates from the Legislature.

More than 100 floats, marching bands, and performers participated in the parade, which took place in downtown Schenectady on November 18, 2023. The parade was produced under the leadership of the City and County of Schenectady, with MVP Health Care as the premier sponsor, and in partnership with the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation, The Capital Region Chamber, and Discover Schenectady.

“This year’s holiday parade was a resounding success, and we extend our heartfelt congratulations

 to all the awardees, as well as the numerous groups and organizations that participated,” said Schenectady County Legislator Cathy Gatta, Chair of the Tourism, Arts & Special Events Committee. “The residents and visitors from around the Capital region and beyond are what makes this event truly special. We thank our sponsors and everyone who contributed to the festivities for helping to ensure the parade remains a beloved tradition for our community.”

Award Winners

Best Overall: New York Air National Guard 109th Airlift Wing

Best “New York State of Mind” Theme: New York State Thruway Authority

Movement and Dance: Schenectady High School Dance Team

Live Musical Performance: Schenectady Caribbean Day

Red Suspenders Award: Stanford Heights Fire Department

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