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First Friday: Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting

The annual parade kicks off festivities at 6 p.m.

The Friday night in Havre de Grace with the annual parade and tree lighting.

The final First Friday of 2011 begins with the parade, beginning from the Lafayette statue at 6 p.m., and heading down St. John Street to Rochambeau Plaza (see photo for route). There, the official tree lighting will take place.

The tree was .

The following individuals and groups are anticipated to take part in the parade:

  •  Confederate Colorguard
  • Cheerleaders, lead by Lisa Belcher
  • and "Vision of Sugar Plums"
  • Havre de Grace Brownies and Girls Scouts
  • and
  • 's Drama Guild, lead by Tom Barnes
  • Canteen
  • Band
  • Band
  • Susquehanna Hose Company with the Class 1A North
  • Mr. and Mrs. Claus

Also, the Chorus will be singing by the tree.

Will you be attending the parade? What part are you looking forward to most? Tell us in the comments.

SHAWN HURST December 02, 2011 at 03:34 PM
For watching the National Guard: They will be coming down Rt. 155 to Juniata St. Right on Revolution St. to Old Bay Lane.
Rhonda December 02, 2011 at 05:28 PM
. This is the first I have heard about the National Guard... I will be there, these guys have risked their lives of each and every on of us and I hope every one shows them respect, if you believe in what is going on over seas or not, this is about the troops not the war
Hollee Sifford December 02, 2011 at 06:13 PM
might i suggest also a status on fb to also put it out there about the national guard return?
Sean Welsh December 02, 2011 at 07:54 PM
Here's what we were able to compile on the National Guard return: http://patch.com/A-pj9W Sean
Tom Barnes December 03, 2011 at 12:16 PM
Had a blast with the Drama Guild families. Hope there are some more pictures posted. Since we walk in it, we obviously miss what is going in front and behind us. It looked like a good size crowd. (If the word is out, hopefully today for National Guard we can get just as big a crowd).

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