Jaycees Christmas Parade steps off Saturday

For the second year in a row, the annual Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade will be held on a Saturday.

Parade Director Mark Oller tells WDEL News organizers made the move from Black Friday to tie in with Small Business Saturday, and for two other reasons.

"One, a lot of people do have to work on Friday, and they weren't able to come out on Saturday, and then in addition, a lot of people are hitting the malls, and they just were not able to bring the kids out, and so, usually by Saturday, either most people are not working, or they're 'shopped out' and they're looking for a break, and something to come out and see some local entertainment."



The parade steps off at 3 PM at 5th and Market Streets, and includes marching bands from Salesianum and the Cab Calloway School of the Arts, along with two Mummers Parade attractions--the Woodland and Duffy String Bands.

In addition, kids can give their letters to Santa to elves stationed along the parade route.

You can find out more about the parade, including where you can park if you plan to go, by clicking here







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