Brockton will be kicking off the Christmas Holiday season this Saturday November 26th with a parade and lots of family activities in the Downtown Brockton area.
Great Brockton Holiday Parade 2011
The 25th Annual Greater Brockton Holiday Parade will step off at 1 p.m. at Main and Belmont streets on Saturday, Nov. 26th The parade’s grand marshal will be John Ruiz, a former heavyweight boxing champion. Ruiz is a Chelsea native and was the first and only Latino heavyweight champion.
Holiday Craft Bazaar
In addition, The annual holiday craft bazaar will be held at City Hall Saturday, Nov. 26th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bazaar will include craft vendors offering home décor, jewelry, and gift items. There will also be free arts and crafts activities for children. Cadet Enterprises and Dunkin’ Donuts will provide hot chocolate and munchkins free of charge. Food vendors will also be offering pizza for $2. The Brockton High School Choir will perform holiday hits beginning at approximately 11:45 a.m.
Downtown Brockton treasure hunt
The downtown treasure hunt, new this year, will ask participants to move from one location to another for various activities, from crafts and fun at the main branch of the Brockton Public Library to the bazaar at city hall and to historical sites, such as the Underground Railroad-Liberty Tree spot on Frederick Douglass Way and the former Thomas Edison power plant, now the Metro South Chamber of Commerce building.
Santa Claus Photos
Businesses on Main Street will decorate their storefronts, creating a feeling of “Christmas Town.” Children will be able to have their pictures taken with Santa at different stores.