BERLIN — Berlin’s 46th Annual Christmas Parade will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. The parade rain date is Dec. 8. The parade officially kicks off numerous Christmas events scheduled for December in Berlin. This year’s parade theme is “Christmas Dreams”.
The parade is sponsored by the Berlin Main Street program, in cooperation with the merchants of the town. All costs of conducting the parade are covered by donations from Berlin area merchants and entry fees. Due to the increased costs, most categories will be asked to pay a small entry fee of $10. Commercial entries will cost $25.
Due to time constraints, this year’s parade will be limited to 80 entries. Entries are reminded that the parade route will be the same as last year. To alleviate congestion during the line-up of the entries, there will be two entry points. Entrants will be contacted the week of the parade with a line-up number and entry points. Berlin town staff and volunteers will be located along the route and specific spots to direct entries to their line-up number. The parade will commence at the corner of Powellton Avenue and Main Street and conclude at the corner of South Main Street and Tripoli Street.