ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Hundreds of Costumes for the Elmira holiday parade arrived at the Clemens Center in Elmira on Tuesday afternoon.

Volunteers loaded in the costumes for the parade which included all sorts of characters. The Clemens Center serves as a staging area for the parade and Organizers say people are excited about being able to have the parade again after COVID.

"Very excited, especially after two years of not having the actual parade, we had the stand still parade last year, so we're excited to be back in the Clemens Center," says Kylene Kiah, Executive Director of Elmira Downtown Development.

"Well it's a lot of fun for the holidays to get into the spirit and see all the kids have a good time, so that's what it's all about," says Karen Cromer, Executive Director of the Clemens Center.

The parade will start at 10 AM on Friday, November 25th.