Mayor Thomas P. Koch and the City of Quincy are proud to present the City’s 2021 Christmas Parade & Festival to be held the weekend of November 26th -28th.
Festivities begin on the evening of Friday, November 26th with strolling carolers, street performers, costumed characters and musical numbers by Broadway & Emmy Award-winning singer Liz Calloway. The evening will culminate with the City’s annual tree-lighting by Mayor Koch & a visit from Santa. This year’s Christmas trees have been donated by Quincy residents Mandy Chan & the Taylor-Sheehan family. A Menorah will also be on display for those members of the community who celebrate Chanukah. The evening’s events will take place from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the Hancock Adams Common, located at 1305 Hancock St. Parking will be available in the Kilroy Square Garage as well as Presidents Place Parking Garage.
On Saturday, November 27th at noon, families can turn their eye to the sky from Pageant Field, One Merrymount Parkway, as Santa will be arriving by helicopter to pay a visit to youngsters. Costumed characters will be on the ground to say hello.
The City of Quincy’s 68th Christmas Parade will kick off at noon on Sunday, November 28th at the intersection of Hancock Street and Walter J. Hannon Parkway, continuing up Hancock Street to North Quincy High School. Floats, marching bands and costumed characters, will fill the parade route with holiday cheer for all, and as tradition has it, expect a visit from Santa to anchor the parade before he heads back home to the North Pole. For their exemplary work in our community during the pandemic, Manet Community Health Center & the City of Quincy Public Health Department will be honored as this year’s Grand Marshals.
Mayor Koch shared, “Our City’s Christmas Parade, as well as our tree-lighting and Santa’s visit to Pageant Field, have all become special tradition in our community. I hear so many families mark this upcoming weekend on their calendars to celebrate with their loved ones. We hope you will come out and enjoy it with us.”
Letters to Santa can be placed in “Santa’s Mailbox” which will be located outside Quincy City Hall on the weekend of the events as well as throughout the holiday season.