‘Very ’Bury Christmas’ is theme of 68th annual parade

Salisbury Christmas Parade

Santa Claus officially comes to town during the 68th annual Salisbury Christmas Parade, hosted by the Salisbury Jaycees.

The parade begins 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 (rain date: Sunday, Dec. 14), at the corner of Civic Avenue and Mount Hermon Road.

The route travels down Mount Hermon Road to East Main Street, ending near Ward Street. The judges’ stand is located in front of the fountain at City Park.

This year’s theme is “A Very ’Bury Christmas.”

Participants are expected to include approximately 10 middle and high school marching bands, as well as local fire companies, community organizations and elected officials. Floats are scheduled to include a “Frozen”-themed entry from Eastern Correctional Institution.

The grand marshal is Rick Danger, the alter ego of Vizion Creative founder Blair Carey. As Danger, Carey has become known for Internet-based promotional broadcasts covering last year’s inaugural New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in downtown Salisbury, the Salisbury Festival and other local events.

WICO’s Brian K. Hall serves as the parade announcer.

The parade will be broadcast on PAC 14 in the days leading up to Christmas.

For more information e-mail parade@salisburyjc.com, visit the Jaycees’ website at www.salisburyjc.com, or visit the chapter’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SalisburyJaycees.

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