November 8, 2012

The Holiday Season Marches into Town

The local holiday season officially gets underway on Saturday, November 17 when the 15th Annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade steps off at 10 a.m. from Ellsworth Dr. and Fenton St. in Downtown Silver Spring. The parade will proceed south on Georgia Ave., ending at Silver Spring Ave.

ABC 7 Meteorologist Brian van de Graaff returns as master of ceremonies, introducing more than 120 parade units, starting with pilgrims, turkeys and Thanksgiving floats and ending with elves, reindeer and Santa’s sleigh. There will be a variety of bands, including the Washington Redskins Marching Band. The Washington Nationals Baseball Club, dancing groups, beauty queens, clowns, fire engines and rescue animal groups will also participate.

The parade will be held rain or shine and will be broadcast live on NewsChannel 8. The telecast will be repeated on Thanksgiving Day.

See more details about the parade and parking or call 240-777-6821.