Pittsburgh, PA –Without a traditional Pittsburgh holiday parade, and following last year’s fake holiday parade, prepare for a biggER, more yinzER, more interactive mobile parade in a parking lot appropriately titled THE NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOLIDAY PARADE, YAJAGOFF!
On December 2, a non-traditional parade will kick off at 9 a.m. in the parking lot outside of DSW Shoes at The Block at Northway. Like a traditional parade, expect musicians and performers, stationary visuals (ehem kinda like floats), and of course, Santa Claus. But this one moves through the parking lot featuring strategic stops under sponsored tents including Mancini’s Bakery, McDonald’s of Three Rivers, Screenmobile and the Burgh Bus.
On-Air Kristen, Erika Jay, and Monica of Q92.9 will serve as roving reporters making their way to each tent for participant interviews, while Rachael and John from YaJagoff!, narrate all the parade happenings from the back of a Rohrich pick-up truck. The entire event will be live streamed on YaJagoff and Q92.9 Facebook pages.
Expect live music from Ashley Marina and Cat Tedder as well as DJ Femi and Wade Anthony, personalities including Frzy and Zoe Peckich, winner of Food Network’s Summer Baking Championship, and unique visuals from WQED and Most Wanted Fine Art.
In addition to performances, interviews, and stationary floats, Propel’s Middle School Performing Arts Academy will process Santa into the Block at Northway for pics with Santa and the ultimate yinzer backdrop from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. for a donation to 412 THRIVE.
During the parade, friends Max Gonzales and Shane Pilster of Do What We Love will be creating the ultimate yinzer mural as a backdrop to the Santa station. Sin Bin Kreations, Spectrum Fudge and Yinz Lidz will provide a mini pop-uptunity with a percentage of sales going to the 412 Thrivers.