A long standing tradition of at least a half a century continues when the Georgetown Christmas Parade steps off on Thursday, December 3 at 7PM. “While elements of the parade have no doubt changed through the years,” says Georgetown Chamber Executive Director, Karen Duffield, “The spirit of the parade has remained the same, and we hope that the hundreds of participants and spectators who will take part this year will enjoy the tradition and the fun as much as they did decades ago.”
Georgetown’s annual parade has recently become known for its Macy’s style jumbo balloons and several will make an appearance and float above the crowds again this year. The parade is organized by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and this year’s parade theme is A Delaware Christmas. “The Chamber hopes that the marching bands, floats, antique vehicles, fire trucks and other entries have enjoyed creating a decorating scheme to reflect our great state,” Duffield says, “along with all the traditional holiday decorations we love to see.”
All entries line up by 6:30 PM on West Pine Street in front of the Armory, and the parade starts at 7:00 PM. It follows the same route as in the past–from Front Street down West Market Street, around The Circle, and ends at Grace Church on East Market Street.
The Chamber is tremendously grateful to the many parade sponsors this year including Wal-Mart (Chamber VIP Partner), Perdue Farms, Inc., J.G. Townsend Jr. & Co., Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary; Wilmington Trust Bank; County Councilman Sam Wilson; ServPro of Sussex; County Council President Vance Phillips; Money Mailer; Anonymous Donor; Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor, LLP; Tri-Gas & Oil; Bruce A. Rogers, PA; Edward Jones, Jefferson, Urian, Doane & Sterner, PA; Tyndall’s Construction; Schagrin Gas Company, the Town of Georgetown, Brandywine Assisted Living, Money Mailer, Fuqua and Yori, PA, Artesian Water Co., The Insurance Market, Short Funeral Services, Bob Willey & Sons; Fitzgerald Salvage & Recycling; Mercantile Processing, Inc., and Delaware National Bank.