Caravan of Lights

Each holiday season, 125th Street is decorated with what seems like an endless amount of lights. Residents of Harlem and visitors from other New York City neighborhoods can stroll down 125th Street to enjoy the lights while doing their holiday shopping and supporting businesses in Harlem.

What is the Caravan of Lights

The Caravan of Lights, featuring lighted floats from community organizations and sponsors will travel on 125th Street and throughout Harlem spreading holiday cheer.

Where can I see the Caravan of Lights

The Caravan of Lights departs from 125th Street and Broadway at 6:00 pm ET on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 and continues down the corridor to Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, where it will continue traversing around the Harlem community concluding at Morningside Avenue.

How can I participate in Caravan of Lights

Business owners and community residents along the route will add to the festive atmosphere by decorating their properties in appropriate holiday decor, hosting watch parties and special holiday offerings. The Caravan’s will fill the route with music and holiday cheer that is infectious.

Activities for Parade Goers

Local businesses Jacqueline Bolden Gift Baskets, Alice Willis Simple Sweetends, Devor Rainey State of Beading, Sarai Perez Empandas, Ramona Priceleau Sun Care Candles, and Tawana Adams Mamma Popcorn will be tabling at 248 Malcolm X. Blvd.

Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church will bless the parade at Mr. Morris Park West at 121st and 122nd Streets.  Gospel vocalist  Natasha C. Coward, Produced by Scotty Bryant will perform and refreshments will be served.

Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine’s Parade watch area at 431 W. 125th Street.

Additional Activities

Commemorative Reception
Tree Lighting
Press Conference
Parade Line Up
Count Down
Manhattan Borough President Office
Afro Latin Jazz and WHCR Radio
Afro Latin Jazz
United House of Prayer Giveaways. Refreshments, Entertainment
Safe In Harlem Mural Project
United House of Prayer Brass Band, Giveaways
Afro Latin Jazz, Harlem Rennaissance Hotel, Mac Cosmetics Giveaways
A Soulful Holiday Musical Review
First Corithians Baptist Church Choir & refreshment
Ryan Hope Health Center
Manhattan DA Navigators and the Bridge
Dream Center
Settepani Restaurant Watch Party
Harlem School of the Arts Dance, hot chocolate and teas, snacks
Columbia University Forum
Lenfest Center for the Arts
Street Level
Street Level
Parade Kick Off
Parade Watch Activation
Harlem Singing Tree #1
Harlem Singing Tree #2

Parade Watch Activation

Community Mural
Parade Watch Activation
Harlem Singing Tree #3


Health Hub
Health Hub

Health Hub
Health Hub
Parade Watch Activation
Parade Watch Activation

Parade Watch Activation
Harlem Singing Tree #4
Parade Watch Activation
Harlem Singing Tree #5
Blessing of the Parade
601 West 125th Street
615 W. 129th Street
125th Street and Broadway
Broadway to Amsterdam
125th Street and Broadway
431 West 125th Street
377 West 125th Street
324-236 West 125th Street
125th Street & Frederick Douglass Blvd (north)
Frederick Douglass & 125th (west)
125th & Frederick Douglass Blvd (south)
324-239 West 125th

Frederick Douglass and 125th (west)

116th Street
117th Street
119th Street
120th Street
120th b/w Malcolm X & Marcus Garvey
246 Malcolm X Blvd
118 West 125th Street
62 West 125th Street
27 West 125th Street
15 Mount Morris Park W