Kick Off the Holidays in Exmore: Christmas Parade and Open House Set for December 8
Meet Santa in the Exmore Town Park
EXMORE – Lights! Floats! Candy! Santa! Exmore’s Annual Christmas Parade, hosted by the Exmore Fire Department, is set for Saturday, December 8, 2018 beginning at 6:00 pm. A highlight of the holiday season for more than a decade, this traditional festive event attracts hundreds of participants and viewers each year. More than 30 groups have signed up for the 2018 parade, including dozens of first responders representing towns throughout the county with plenty of sirens and flashing red lights to delight the children. Adding to the fun and ready to roll down Main Street: vintage vehicles (from antique tractors to collectable muscle cars), NHS cheerleaders, businesses and community organizations.
This year’s parade route will follow Main Street north to south, with the first wave of marchers and floats leading off from the corner of Lincoln Road and Main Street at the north end of town. The parade will advance south down Main Street, through the downtown area towards Benjamin Avenue. After looping back north from Benjamin, everyone will head to the Exmore Town Park where Santa, hot cocoa, cookies and elves will be waiting. As in previous years, prizes will be awarded for the best floats and marching units, with votes coming from both an official judging panel and parade watchers.
For the first time, the Christmas Parade will be preceded by a Holiday Open House from 10:00 am until the parade begins moving along Main Street at 6:00 pm. Sponsored by select shops and businesses along downtown Exmore’s Main Street, the Holiday Open House features special sales and discounts, plus coffee, hot chocolate and treats. Gift Certificates will be available at all participating businesses. It’s an ideal opportunity to do some gift shopping before the parade excitement begins.Everyone is invited to attend and participate.
There are no entry fees for the parade, and there is still time to register! Entry forms are available at the Exmore Community Fire Department, or by contacting Kimber Brittenham at 757-414-3414.