The Fall River Children’s Holiday Parade Committee and Greater Fall River RE-CREATION are pleased to invite the public to kick-off the holidays this weekend at Kennedy Park.

The 34th annual Children's Holiday Parade will step-off on Saturday, December 1 at 1 pm and will end at approximately 3:30 at the intersection of South Main Street and Central Street. Don't forget, Santa arrives by helicopter heading up South Main Street towards Kennedy Park at 12:45 p.m.

This is the largest Children’s Holiday Parade in New England. Miss the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? The Fall River Children's Parade will have giant character balloons, just like the ones in New York. Be sure to check out the many bands throughout the parade route. Local schools have each decorated their own floats that will march down city streets.

Parade Route: Kennedy Park down South Main Street to Central Street ending at the corner of Central and Bedford St. Marchers are to check-in at the parade tent at the corner of Bradford Ave and South Main St no later than 11:30 a.m. Floats and large vehicles should check-in no later than 10 a.m. at the corner of Broadway and Bradford Avenue.

Additional Reporting by Alexis Ostman