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Christmas Parade returns to Tilton this weekend

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making their way to Tilton this Saturday to take part in their annual Christmas parade and holiday gathering at Riverfront Park on W. Main Street, which will include raffles, a silent auction, warm beverages and fireworks. (File Photo) (click for larger version)
December 02, 2021
TILTON — The Tilton Parks Commission is looking forward to presenting their Annual Christmas Parade this Saturday, when festive marching groups, illuminated floats and even Santa himself will be making their way from Union-Sanborn School in Northfield to Winnisquam Regional High School in an evening filled with holiday spirit and fun.

The parade will start in Northfield and travel along Elm Street to Cannon Bridge. There it will cross the river onto Main St. in downtown Tilton and continue to the high school. Each year local business, civic and community groups gather to light up the streets with colorful floats and lots of cheer as they greet crowds lines along the route.

"We're hoping for a good turnout, and look forward to having a parade everyone will enjoy," said Parks Commissioner Bob Hardy.

The Christmas parade is just the beginning of the popular, fun-filled celebration for people of all ages, however.

Once Santa pauses on his float to light the tree at the traffic lights in downtown Tilton, he will join everyone at Riverfront Park on W. Main Street. While children wait to have a few personal moments with Old Saint Nick, others are invited to enjoy snacks, hot chocolate and coffee at the park. Additionally, raffles and a silent auction of donations from area businesses will take place under the pavilion. Proceeds from both would be greatly appreciated as they help the Tilton Parks Commission defray costs for their special holiday event.

At approximately 6 p.m., all eyes will be focused on the Winnipesauke River where fireworks filling the fall sky will end the evening on a high note.

The annual festivities will begin with this Sat., Dec. 4, with parade line-up at 4:15 p.m., a parade start time of approximately 5 p.m., then conclude with the fireworks display.

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