The Fall River tradition continues with the 38th annual Children’s Holiday Parade

FALL RIVER — Better watch out — and make sure you take the dib in a spot with a good view.

Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday, December 3, with the return of a beloved town tradition.

You’d be hard pressed not to catch that festive feeling as the Children’s Holiday Parade descends on downtown Fall River, with decorated floats, marching bands, giant balloons, costumed characters and more making their way down South Main Street.

Now in its 38th year, the annual event has grown into one of the largest children’s holiday parades in New England. And this year the city show does not disappoint, the organizers promise.

“It’s a staple here in our city,” said Greater Fall River Re-Creation Executive Director Grace Gerling, who looks forward to watching the looks of joy on the faces of spectators, young and old, lining the downtown sidewalks the city to see the action.

Christmas at DurfeeLike the items sold at his long-running craft fair, founder Jim Rogers is “one of a kind”

“I love to see kids, even adults, excited about whatever is happening on the street,” Gerling said.

Liberty Utilities team members argue "Peter the Penguin" under the banner announcing the Fall River Children's Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 1, 2018, in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Greater Fall River Re-Creation, in conjunction with the Fall River Holiday Parade Committee, Inc., has taken over the reins as the primary parade organizer for the past two years after receiving just over $63,000 in ARPA funding to help the event in 2022 to life. .

According to Gerling, the parade draws about 20,000 people from Fall River and beyond each year, and people clamoring for a prime spot can be seen lining the route as early as 11 a.m.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *