ABOUT FROSTY - 2023
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN HOMECOMING DAY AND PARADE SLATED FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26 th IN ARMONK
ARMONK, NY – The annual homecoming of America’s favorite snowman, Frosty, will be held in his hometown of Armonk, NY on Sunday, November 26, the Sunday of Thanksgiving. The Frosty Day fun-filled family activities start in downtown Armonk at 12:00 noon with the annual Frosty Parade scheduled for 4 p.m. The parade is followed by the annual holiday lighting ceremony and sing-a-long at the gazebo in Wampus Brook Park.
The Frosty Parade is the only holiday-themed parade in the area and all activities are free to the public. Almost every business, shop and merchant in Armonk contributes to the joy of Frosty Day. There will be new activities and entertainment this year, along with favorites such as the miniature trains, animated animals, horse-drawn wagon and the bubble truck. There will also be dancers, singers, marching bands, Santa – and of course, Frosty. Shops and merchants will offer face-decorating, frosting cookies, and making your own Frosty the Snowman to carry in the parade. A list of the times and places of events and activities are available on the Frosty website: armonkfrosty.com. Events and activities will be held for more than three hours around town before the parade which will travel north on Main Street to Maple Avenue and then to Wampus Brook Park. Everyone is part of the parade, joining in at the end to help welcome Frosty home for the holidays. More than 40 local and county-based groups and organizations will participate in this year’s Frosty Parade with marching bands, floats, lights, dancing, costumes and music, going past the Historic District in Armonk that was the inspiration for the “Village Square” where Frosty dared the children to “catch me if you can.” Steve Nelson, who was the lyricist of the classic holiday song, was a long-time resident of Armonk.
Friends of Frosty Inc., a non-profit group of local volunteers formed to oversee the day’s events, encourages visitors to Armonk to contribute to its “Help Frosty Help Others” campaign – by donating winter jackets, hats, mittens and scarves as part of its Winter Warmth project. Clothing bins can be found around town during the Frosty Day festivities and at the North Castle Library beginning early November.
Events and activities are held all around Armonk before the parade. Donors, businesses, shops, vendors and performers are vital. Please contact us!
Everyone is part of the parade, joining at the end to help welcome Frosty home for the holidays. The parade marches north on Main Street to Maple Avenue and then to Wampus Brook Park. More than three dozen local and county-based groups and organizations participate with marching bands, floats, lights, dancing, costumes and music, going past the Historic District in Armonk that was the inspiration for the “Village Square” where Frosty dared the children to “catch me if you can.”