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

The 35th Annual Children's Holiday Parade will step-off on Saturday, December 7 at 1 pm and will end at approximately 3:30 at the intersection of South Main Street and Central Street. Santa and Mrs. Claus will not be arriving by helicopter this year, but a fun new arrival is planned before 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. Local Fire and Police Departments, motorized units, and costumed characters will also participate.

"We’re happy to be able to bring joy and smiles to children of all ages during the holiday season. It’s a wonderful day when problems seem smaller and happiness is greater. It’s a labor of love that’s done by a group of volunteers and we’re very fortunate to have the support of the business community and the City of Fall River, who continue to support this event and have helped us grow into one of the largest holiday parades in New England." - Fall River Holiday Parade Committee, Inc.

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.

It is recommended that spectators arrive by 12 to secure a good spot to park as well as a place to view the parade.