The county’s thanksgiving parade will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, in Silver Spring. The procession will begin on Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in the Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District and proceed south on Georgia Avenue. The march will end at Silver Spring Avenue according to a press release made by the county.
At the parade, there will be new floats of toy soldiers and peppermint candy canes, a polar express train, turkey races, gingerbread costumes, a teddy bear, and a Rudolph mascot. Also featured will be live performances by cultural dancing groups, Akhmedova Ballet, Maryland Youth Ballet, and college and high school marching bands according to the release.
The festivities will start with a Thanksgiving theme and end with holiday music. Mrs. Claus will make her first appearance at the end of the procession according to the release.
“The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade kicks off the holiday season for many families,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “It showcases the diverse cultures and performing talents of our residents and organizations and brings together the community for a day of thankfulness and celebration. After the parade, we encourage everyone to visit our ice-skating rink, shop locally in one of Silver Spring’s businesses or enjoy lunch at one of our many restaurants.”
The roads below will be closed from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. with parking restrictions beginning at 2 a.m.:
- North and Southbound Georgia Avenue between East-West Highway and Colesville Road.
- Cedar Avenue between Colesville Road and Wayne Avenue.
- Pershing Drive from Cedar Avenue to Veterans Place.
- Veterans Place from Pershing to Ellsworth Drive.
- Ellsworth Drive from Georgia Avenue to Cedar avenues.
- Roeder Road from Fenton Street to Cedar Avenue.
- Fenton Street from Cameron Street to Wayne Avenue.
- Wayne Avenue from Georgia Avenue to Fenton Street.
- Bonifant Street from Georgia Avenue to Fenton Street.
- Thayer Avenue from Georgia Avenue to Fenton Street.
- Silver Spring Avenue from Georgia Avenue to Fenton Street.
It is almost time for the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade on Saturday, Nov 19 at 10am in the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District! pic.twitter.com/3cUA7po9cI
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