Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade Set for Nov. 23
Who doesn’t love a parade?
The annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade will be held from 10 a.m.–noon on Saturday, Nov. 23. The only Thanksgiving parade in the area, it features more than 100 marching bands, musical groups, floats and inflatables. The route will go from Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring, south on Georgia Avenue and end at Silver Spring Avenue.
The parade will feature live performances by the Akhmedova Ballet Academy, Princess Mhoon Dance Institute and Maryland Youth Ballet. There will also be performances by 14 marching bands including those from colleges, local high schools, honor guard bands and internationally themed bands. Performances will take place at the intersection of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street. As always, the parade will end with Santa’s float playing holiday music and featuring elves tossing candy canes to the crowd.
The emcees are ABC7/WJLA meteorologist Brian Van De Graaff and ABC7/WJLA’s Julie Wright, from Good Morning Washington, and Let’s Talk Live.
The parade will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 240-777-0311 or visit the webpage.
The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade is always looking for volunteers to be elves and pilgrims on floats, and reindeer and penguins in the parade. The parade needs volunteers, aged 13 and older, to dress up in costume, to serve as unit leaders, and to be inflatable and balloon handlers. The hours for volunteers are from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (volunteers need to be present the entire six hours). Interested parties can register on the parade site.