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The 55th Annual Holiday Parade kicks off on Saturday, December 1st at 5:30PM. This magical event draws children of all ages to line the streets of Exeter. Last year's parade featured illuminated floats, horse drawn wagons, colorful marching bands, several beauty queens and yes, a special visit from Santa Claus.
The parade begins at the Osram plant on Portsmouth Avenue. The route heads south on Portsmouth Avenue then turns right onto Water Street. The procession continues past the Bandstand where the parade participants and award winners are introduced. The parade route continues past the Swasey Parkway on to Main Street. Participants are encouraged to continue along the route towards Lincoln Street where parents and chaperones are waiting in warm cars!
This evening event is considered one of the finest parades in the seacoast area. So, bring your family, friends and neighbors and celebrate the magic of the holiday season, Exeter-style.