This is one of several giant helium balloons that will be part of the Reading Holiday Parade this Saturday.

This is one of several giant helium balloons that will be part of the Reading Holiday Parade this Saturday.

We’re just days away from ushering in the holiday season in downtown Reading!

The festivities kick off on Friday (November 18) with the holiday tree lighting ceremony starting at 6 p.m. at Fifth and Penn Streets. And the following morning our annual Holiday Parade will entertain thousands as it makes its way down Penn Street starting at 9 a.m.

Get all the details about each event in our latest newsletter here.

We hope to see you this weekend in downtown Reading!