Aberdeen Christmas Parade – Pack Event
December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
Come out and show your holiday spirit by representing Pack 802 in the Aberdeen Christmas Parade. Please have your scout dressed in field uniform “class A”.
Scout families are asked to arrive between 2:00 and 2:15pm so that you have adequate time to locate the float in the parade line-up. If you make your way to St. Joan of Arc School, there will be parade managers on the corners to ask what number Pack 802 is in the line-up. There are numbers along the sidewalk to then locate where our float will be if not already parked there. We do not know ahead of time where in the parade line-up our float will be located until we arrive on Saturday and are given the assigned number and are positioned along Law Street. Note that Parents/adult partners and siblings are welcome to walk alongside the float with the scouts. If you prefer to drop your scout off at the float and meet him/her at the end, that is acceptable only if adult leadership is made aware and knows to take responsibility for your scout until you are located at the end.
The parade will begin at approximately 3:00pm near the St. Joan of Arc School on Law Street. The parade route will follow South Law Street, right on West Bel Air Ave, and left on Howard Street and disband near Festival Park. There is little off-street parking available near the parade start but there are public lots available along West Bel Air Ave and near the Aberdeen Fire Department.
This is a rain or shine event!
Note that the tree lighting and visits with Santa occur in Festival Park after the conclusion of the parade if you are interested in this part of the celebration (optional).
Address for St. Joan of Arc School:
222 Law St, Aberdeen, MD 21001
If you are lost or need assistance, please call one of the following who will be at the parade:
Kim’s Cell phone: 443-504-9977
Jon’s Cell phone: 443-243-8821