The City of Malden will kick off the Holiday Season with the 14th Annual Parade of Holiday Traditions on Saturday, November 25th at 2 PM. The Parade will lift off at the Salemwood School on Waite Street Extension, will bear left onto Maplewood Street, and will then travel west on Salem Street. The Parade will conclude at the Malden Teen Enrichment Center (MTEC) at Ferry, Salem and Main Streets where residents will be invited in for hot chocolate. Santa Claus will be making a special visit – all children should bring their letters to Santa so that his helpers from the Post Office can collect and send them to the North Pole! At the conclusion of the Parade, everyone is invited the City Christmas Tree Lighting on the lawn of the Malden Public Library.
Each school will bring its own unique presence to the Parade, either with a float or demonstration adding to this year’s theme of “Malden Schools: The Future Begins Here!” A cash prize of $350 will be awarded to the Art Department of the winning school float or presentation.The winner of the float contest will be revealed the week following the Holiday Parade.
This year’s Parade Grand Marshals will be Today’s Collision Owners Kevin Kyes and Bobby Cobb who have for the past four years collaborated with the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides Program to donate a refurbished vehicle to a deserving Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Gold Star Member. “I can’t think of a more fitting way to honor these business owners who have repeatedly gone above and beyond for veterans families,” said Mayor Gary Christenson. “I’m honored to have them help us kick off the Holiday Season.”
Free parking will be offered at the Central Business District (CBD) Garage, 170 Centre Street (across from Walgreens on Route 60). Parking will not be allowed along the parade route from 1-4 PM, including Branch Street and Waite Street Extension. Violators will be towed. For more information, please contact the Malden Police Department at 781-397-7171.
For groups wanting to participate in the parade, please fill out the Application to the 2017 Parade of Holiday Traditions which can be obtained by visiting www.cityofmalden.org/holidayparade. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson
Photos by City of Malden