East Meets West Christmas Parade 2013. Little Italy Merchants Association and Chinatown Partnership celebrate the unity between these two culturally diverse neighborhoods. Join the residents and business owners from Little Italy and Chinatown as they come together to celebrate the holidays with marching bands and Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance troupes. Grand Marshall’s are CNN’s Chris Cuomo and WNBC’s Pei-Sze Cheng. In addition, parade goers will be able to view almost a dozen floats, a gondola on wheels and a visit from Old Saint Nick!
Date: Saturday, December 21st
Ages: All ages welcome
Location: Parade starts at Canal and Mulberry Streets
FiDi Families Insiders: The parade starts at Mulberry & Canal, heads north on Mulberry to Prince, south on Mott from Prince to Worth, ending at Chatham Square.
As an extra bonus, restaurants in Little Italy will be offering a half-price kids menu all weekend!