This years theme is MAGICAL MELODIES: The Music of the Season. Parade will begin at the south end of Main Street in front of the Berlin Welcome Center. Watch all the amazing people in our community come together to truly spread cheer to all with the annual Christmas Parade. As the twinkling stars shimmer above, you can look in awe of all the pretty lights blinking across the floats. The parade this year will be simply magical, creating memories with your friends and family that last forever as you sip hot chocolate and wave to all passing by.
PARADE PARTICIPANT INFO:
-Line ups will be at Decatur Park, Tripoli, Main St & Buckingham Elementary.
-Stage & performances will be located in front of the Calvin B. Taylor Museum on Baker Street.
-Main Street will be closed from the railroad at North Main Street down to Worcester Preparatory School beginning at 5:30 pm.
-Line-up of entries will be along South Main Street beginning at the Welcome Center down to Buckingham Lane.
-Bands are required to drop off students at Stephen Decatur Park where buses will then travel back and park at Berlin Intermediate School for pick up after the parade. Bands will be located for line-up at Stephen Decatur Park. South Main Street is for parade entries only.
-Parents may drop off students to access their line-up numbers at Buckingham Elementary School via Buckingham Lane or West Street or Stephen Decatur Park via Route 113 & Tripoli Street or at the corner of Bay & Church Street where town staff will assist them to their line up position.
-Each group of participants will be given a staggered line-up time to help alleviate bottlenecks beginning at 5:15 pm.
-The parade will end at the Berlin Fire Company.
Overflow parking can be found at Berlin Intermediate School where a shuttle is available to take you to downtown Berlin beginning at 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm and pick up for return to your vehicle from 8:45 pm to 9:00pm. All streets along the parade route will be closed to traffic beginning at 5:30 p.m.