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Merrimack Police Department
Friday December 4th, 2015 :: 06:12 p.m. EST

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Merrimack's Holiday Parade is Sunday at 3 PM Starting at the Commons followed by the Tree Lighting at Abbie Griffin Park

The Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department and the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to join us this Sunday, December 6th for the 22nd Annual Holiday Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting. The theme of this year's parade is"Inside Santa's Workshop".  

Parade Information: The Annual Holiday Parade will begin at 3:00 pm and start at The Commons Shopping Plaza (515 Daniel Webster Highway), go down Daniel Webster Highway to Baboosic Lake Road; turn left onto McElwain Street and end at the Town Hall Parking Lot. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will start immediately afterwards at Abbie Griffin Park at approximately 3:45 pm.

 

Holiday Parade Lineup:
Merrimack Police Honor Guard 
Merrimack Police DARE Car
Congressman Frank Guinta
Merrimack High School Band 
Merrimack Girl Scouts
Cub Scout Pack #424
Merrimack Cardinals
Miss Merrimack Felicity Arsenault
Belinda Bridgeman Academy of Dance 
Cub Scout Pack #525\
Merrimack Youth Association Softball
Merrimack Commons Laundromat
State Farm Insurance
STA Bus Company
Launch Trampoline Park - Joey the Mascot
Northeast Credit Union
Bentley Commons at Bedford
J Dog Junk Removal & Hauling
Carson for America
Merrimack for Bernie Sanders
Broadway Bound 
Santa & Mrs. Claus
Merrimack Fire Department

 

 

Tree Lighting Information:
The Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at approximately 3:45 (once the Parade (and Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive at the Park). The program for the Tree Lighting Ceremony is as follows:


*Holiday Music Playing with DJ Sam - while we wait for Santa's arrival


*Welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus as they enter the park. Santa will say a few words letting everyone know he is happy to see them. Santa will let the children know he is anxious to meet them at the end of the ceremony.


*Emcee introduces Pat Cunningham & the Merrimack High School Marching Band to perform.


*Emcee introduces Jennifer DeFelice and Broadway Bound to perform "Christmas Soul"


*Santa will count down to the Christmas Tree Lighting with the help of the Mr.s NH of America - Kristen Gazda.


*Emcee introduces Brittany Murphy & the Belinda Bridgeman Academy of Dance to perform to music from "Trans-Siberian Orchestra"


*Mrs. Claus invites the children to gather around her as she reads "The Night Before Christmas".


*Santa and Mrs. Claus invite everyone to form a line and come to meet them. Parents are welcome to take photos.


*Emcee thanks everyone for coming and announces Parade Float Winners 

 

Other Tree Lighting Activities (occurring simultaneously):
Girl Scout Troop 10144 will be providing free hot chocolate and cookies

Convenient MD will be handing out treats
Scot Langdon from Long Hill Photography will be taking official photos for the event. 


Sunday looks like beautiful weather with temperatures in the low 50's. We hope to see you all there.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT PARKS & RECREATION AT

 

882-1046 OR BY EMAIL

Address/Location
Merrimack Police Department
31 Baboosic Lake Rd
Merrimack, NH 03054

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 603-424-3774

Matt Casparius
Parks & Rec
mcasparius@merrimacknh.gov
603-882-1046

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