Cookie Monster and young boy outside at Sesame Place theme park

Neighborhood Birthday Party Parade

Sesame Place® is celebrating its 40th birthday in 2020 and everyone’s favorite parade will be transformed into the spectacular new Neighborhood Birthday Party Parade! The entire parade will be dressed up for the occasion including colorful balloons, sparkly cupcakes and a brand-new, toe-tapping birthday song! Guests will enjoy three show-stopping performances about letters, numbers, and friendship along with energetic contemporary and classic Sesame Street tunes. The new, interactive birthday stop will have everyone dancing and clapping along with their favorite Sesame Street friends as they are asked to “put their party hats on and blow out the candles!” The new Neighborhood Birthday Party Parade is part of our special birthday celebration so don’t miss your chance to celebrate with us in 2020!

Located just 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia, this daily “Street Party” features familiar contemporary tunes, as well as Sesame Street favorites that are sure to get everyone in the mood for fun!  Kids learn about letters, numbers and friendship through the parade’s three show-stopping performances and 11 larger-than-life floats.


There is a designated area for disabled guests along the parade route.  This area is on the east side (river side) of the parade route, adjacent to the Boy’s River Restroom. While this area was established to provide mobility impaired individuals and their families a place to view the parade, those with a mobility impairment may choose any other location along the parade route as well.

Show times subject to change based on special events.

Shows & Parades are subject to change without notice. Please check our park map when you arrive for show times.

  • Reserved Parade Viewing Area

    Neighborhood Street Party Parade

    Save your spot in our reserved section for the Neighborhood Street Party. Guarantee a great spot without the wait to experience an energetic neighborhood block party with all of your favorite furry friends! All members of your party must have a reservation to enter the Reserved Parade Viewing Area. Children under the age of 23 months do not require a reservation.

    Select the parade date and time of your choice to guarantee your one-time reserved viewing area

    • Reserved Parade Viewing Area is located in a stanchioned off area next to Snuffy’s Street Treats food truck.
    • Prices are per person and only valid on selected date and time
    • Parade date and time are subject to change or cancellation without notice
    • Please check-in at least 10 minutes prior to parade time
    • Reserved Viewing Area ticket grants access to the "reserved viewing area" of the parade route. Select spots in this area comes on a "first-come-first serve" basis for ticket holders.
    • Park admission and parking are not included and are required

    Rates are per person. Reserved Viewing Area entitles the guest to one-time access to the reserved viewing section on the parade route. Valid for the guest listed on the date of the reservation only. Valid only on selected parade date and time. Viewing area is reserved up to parade start time only. Parade dates and times are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Park admission is not included with your purchase but is required. Available on a limited basis while supplies last. Product offerings subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts. Strollers must be parked outside of the reserved viewing area. Children 23 months and younger are free and do not require a reservation. Anyone over the age of 23 months requires a paid reservation to enter the area. Sesame Place will provide a full refund with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice of the date/time of the scheduled reserved parade viewing area . Sesame Place will re-book your dining experience if you notify us within 24 hours of your scheduled reserved parade viewing area (no refund).Sesame Place will not provide a refund if you do not arrive for your scheduled reserved parade viewing area and you notify us after the parade has concluded. Call 1-215-702-3566 for reserved parade viewing area reservations or changes.

    Ages 2+ $22.00 /ea.

International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES)

IBCCES Sensory Guide™

(1=low sensory stimulation, 10 = high sensory stimulation)
  • Touch


    Standing outside in close proximity to others.

    Sesame Street characters interact with audience.

    Participants may sing and dance.

  • Taste


    Not applicable.

  • Sound


    Sesame Street characters talk and sing.

    Music playing.

    During busy times, crowd noise levels can be very high.

  • Smell


    Natural smells associated with outdoor parks.

  • Sight


    Life-size Sesame Street characters and large moving floats.

    Sesame Street characters walk, dance, sing, and interact along parade route.