Santa Claus is coming to town? You can absolutely bet on it.
Sponsored by the Woodbury Merchants Association, Main Street Woodbury and the Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce, the Woodbury Christmas Parade kicks off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Beginning at the CVS Plaza, the parade runs down Broad Street into downtown Woodbury. At the same time, Santa will also be on hand at The Chocolatier to lead the children down to Woodbury City Hall for the tree lighting ceremony.
The tree lighting ceremony takes place at the conclusion of the parade— approximately 6:30 p.m.
Vice President of the Woodbury Merchants Association Lee Weatherby says Santa will have a famous crimefighter escort while walking around Woodbury, but refrains from naming the crimefighter. He says parade-goers will just have to wait and see.
Weatherby explains the majority of those featured in the parade are the same people and organizations from the fall parade, who come back to do it again.
“It’s a really fun parade,” says Weatherby. “ It’s very laid back, very enjoyable.”
Parade-goers can expect to see plenty of fire engines, pageant winners, Boy Scouts and the Woodbury High School choir and band—who will perform during and after the parade.
The parade fun doesn't end there.
All night, Broad Street restaurants will offer dinner specials. Following the tree lighting ceremony, Santa will return to The Chocolatier for pictures until 9 p.m. In addition, carriage rides will run from 7 to 9 p.m. that night.
Yet, the parade is only the begining of Woodbury’s holiday festivities. The following Friday, Dec. 14, locals can visit the Christ Episcopal Church for Christmas carol lessons at 6 p.m. In addition, the Blue Heron Art Studio will also host children’s activities from 6 to 8 p.m.
Santa will be back at The Chocolatier to take pictures with couples from 6 to 9 p.m on Dec. 14, and will return again on Friday, Dec. 21, for pictures with children and pets at the same location.
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