by LT Gabe Balsamo in General
Photo by Judith L. Barbosa/The Source
“Madison’s Annual Christmas Parade, Santa visits and Tree Lighting will take place on Sunday, December 6th. The parade will begin at 2pm and proceed from the former railroad station parking lot on Bradley Road, continue down Wall Street, turn onto the Boston Post Road and end at the Cafe Allegre. Santa will then be available for children’s visits from 2:15 to 4:30pm on the porch of the Cafe Allegre. Neighborhood groups, scouts, sports teams and businesses are encouraged to march in the parade to help usher Santa into town. Participants may start at the beginning of the parade route or join in the fun along the way, and pets are welcome, too! Hayrides, letters to Santa and bake sale for Mad about Madeline at RJ Julia’s, DHHS Girls Hockey team wrapping presents at Tony’s barber shop,, gingerbread house displays, face painting, cookie decorating, great shopping, free cocoa, cider & cookies by GSB, Coldwell Banker and Morgan Stanley and live music are on order for the day, and it’ll be a won at the wonderful family-friendly way to usher in the Holidays in town.
Coordinated by the Madison Chamber of Commerce, the parade and activities are generously sponsored by the following local businesses: Santa (Major) Sponsors: MDJ Home Improvement, The Walz Team at Morgan Stanley, and Connecticut Water. The Star Sponsors this year areThe Source Newspaper, Watrous Nursing Center and Bridgepoint Mortgage. Angel Sponsors include: Kearney Insurance, Child & Adult Orthodontics, and Guilford Savings Bank.
After Santa’s visits, head down to the Green for the lighting of the town Christmas Tree, sponsored by Madison Beach & Recreation. Caroling and cocoa will accompany the tree lighting, and the Madison ABC Concert will take place at the Fist Congregational Church on the Green after the tree lighting at 5:30.”
For more information, please contact the Madison Chamber of Commerce: 203.245.7394 or firstname.lastname@example.org.