‘Good to Get Back to Normal’

2021 Warren Christmas Walk and Parade return to traditional format after being modified due to COVID in 2020

Santa waves to spectators during the 2021 Warren Christmas Parade on Dec. 3, 2021. Photo by Brian Hagberg.

WARREN, Pa. – Downtown Warren was abuzz with the sights and sounds of Christmas Friday night during the annual Warren Christmas Walk and Parade.

It was a “return to normal” for the event after the 2020 version was modified to a “Shoebox Parade” due to the pandemic.

“Super exciting to get back to hosting this event,” WCCBI’s John Papalia said. “We were able to go back to the full parade in person. Had a lot of fun with the shoebox thing last year but it’s nice to see people back out around town having vendors, smiling faces. It’s just really great for the community, I think.”

Pennsylvania was packed with spectators for the parade, which culminated with an appearance by Santa.

McKissock once again held a walk-through of Whoville and attendees were able to write and send letters to Santa as Santa’s mailbox was moved from in front of the WCCBI office to the old PNC building on Second Ave.

In addition to the mailbox, the Innovault Cowork Space—located on the first floor of the old PNC building—held an open house during the event as well.

The Innovault Cowork Space held an open house during the Warren Christmas Walk on Dec. 3, 2021. Photo by Brian Hagberg.