Town gears up for Christmas Eve Parade
The town’s Christmas Eve Parade is ready to roll; with the help of Parade Coordinator Brian Cross, heading up an army of volunteers, Saugus fire, police and other emergency crews will be involved with the event that’s been a popular crowd pleaser for locals, going back several decades. The parade is set to start tomorrow (Christmas Eve, Dec. 24) at 6 p.m. from the Central Fire Station on Hamilton Street and will finish on Central Street in Saugus Center at 9 p.m.
Santa Claus will receive an escort from the police and fire departments. “Santa would like to see as many children as possible, so listen for the sirens and come out and greet Santa as he passes by,” says Buddy the Elf in a note on the parade that was recently released.
The parade route is posted on the Saugus Christmas Parade Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/saugussantaparade/).
Here are some other holiday-related activities: Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. will hold its annual Candlelight Christmas Eve Service on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. (street parking only). A Christmas morning service will be held at 10:45 a.m. (parking lot and street parking available). Regardless of where you are on your faith journey, or how festive or not you’re feeling this holiday season, we invite you to be encouraged by the real hope, peace, joy and love of Christmas.