November 7, 2016
Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade Marches in on November 19
The 19th Annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade will step-off on Saturday, November 19 at 10 a.m. This year’s parade will feature three Broadway-style performance excerpts of “Annie” and Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite,” as well as over 100 units, including marching bands, floats and inflatables. The parade route will travel from Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring, south on Georgia Avenue to Silver Spring Avenue.
Emcee ABC7/WJLA Meteorologist Brian Van De Graaff, will announce the parade and introduce the “Annie” performances by Bravo Productions and Adventure Theatre MTC, as well as Maryland Youth Ballet’s “The Nutcracker Suite” performance. Parade units will consist of eight marching bands; glittering Thanksgiving and Christmas floats; a 12-foot inflatable turkey and penguin; the Montgomery County Recreation “T-Rec” 12-foot dinosaur; beauty queens; fire engines; and performing dog and rescue animal groups. As always, the Parade will culminate with Santa’s float playing holiday music and feature the smiling, rosy-cheeked elf, sharing his candy canes.
NewsChannel 8 will broadcast the parade live at 10 a.m. and the parade will be aired again several times on Thanksgiving Day. The parade will be held rain or shine. For more information about the parade go to Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade.