“Celebrate Hampton” Annual Christmas Parade – December 3, 2016
The annual Hampton Christmas Parade has become the 2nd largest parade in New Hampshire.
Creating a family style Christmas, the parade is made up of marching bands, floats, entertainers, civic and military groups, youth groups and local businesses. Previous years we have had the Stanley Cup and the Clydesdales. Begins at 1PM and travels down Route 1 beginning in North Hampton. Parade finishes at the Galley Hatch Restaurant. Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/experiencehampton/
Annual Rye Christmas Parade, December 4th, 2016 beginning at 1PM.
The Rye Fire Department and Rye Lions Club invite you to celebrate the Holiday Season. The parade will form behind Webster at Rye, 795 Washington Road and will march along Washington Road to the Rye Junior High School Trophies will be awarded to the winning entries. This year’s theme is A Frosty New England Holiday.
Bring the kids to share the excitement of Christmas at the annual countdown of the lighting of the Christmas tree in Market Square! After the tree is lit, stay to watch the beautifully illuminated Christmas parade march down Islington Street and through Market Square. This year’s parade will include a food drive to support three local food pantries. Everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to place in one of the shopping carts pushed by volunteers along the parade route.
Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with the countdown for lighting the Christmas tree. The Portsmouth Middle School Band will play holiday tunes and Christmas Carols at the parade platform and the tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m. The parade will then begin at Plaza 800 on Islington Street at 6 p.m., marching towards Market Square and ending at the South Mill Pond parking lot.
Vernis Jackson and the City’s African Burying Ground Committee and volunteers are this year’s Grand Marshal for the Portsmouth Illuminated Holiday Parade and Food Drive. In the case of inclement weather, a rain date is reserved for Sunday, December 6th.
The 3rd Annual Seacoast Christmas parade is on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in Seabrook, NH. More information: www.facebook.com