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RESCHEDULED: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce to Present ‘A Polar Express’ Christmas Parade

DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST, THE PARADE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MONDAY, DECEMBER 4TH AT 6PM.

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce plans for its annual holiday parade with the theme this year of “A Polar Express Christmas”. Generously underwritten by Service Credit Union, Rochester’s holiday parade is scheduled to be held on Sunday, December 3, 2023, beginning at 3:00 pm. The parade will feature an array of floats, high school marching bands, marching units, mobile units, and equestrian units.

Be sure to make plans to participate in this family-friendly parade. Those entering floats are encouraged to decorate their entry in keeping with the theme.  Floats that are lined up in the assembly area by 1:00 pm will be judged on theme, creativity, craftsmanship, and overall appearance with plaques awarded for “Best of Parade, Second Place, and Third Place, as well as a People’s Choice award which will be awarded after the parade.

The parade route will begin on Wakefield Street by the triangle at the entrance to Spaulding High School. It will proceed south on Wakefield Street, turn right onto Union Street, turn left onto North Main Street to South Main Street, and disband in front of the Rochester Common.

Thousands of individuals participate in Rochester’s Holiday Parade each year and thousands view the parade as spectators during the parade and via video replay throughout the holiday season. All are welcome to join in the holiday spirit generated by this festive community event. Entries will be accepted through November 30, 2023.

For additional information, call the Chamber office at 603-332-5080. Entry forms and guidelines can be found online by visiting www.rochesternh.org/parade.

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