Derry's 26th annual Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24.
The parade, the theme of which is "Songs & Sounds of the Holiday Season," will start at 1 p.m. at the Adams Memorial Building on West Broadway in Derry and end at Hood Commons. Judging for floats begins at noon.
But the parade is only the beginning. The Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber has been reaching out to local business owners to participate in the First Annual Holiday Wreath Stroll. Each participating business has been given an artificial wreath to decorate for display in the Chamber offices. The idea is that each wreath will be representative of the business that donates it.
All wreaths will be collected prior to the Holiday Parade and on display for the public during the day on Saturday, Nov. 24. Refreshments will be served in the chamber offices throughout parade day kicking-off the silent auction bidding on the wreaths. The silent auction (and viewing of the wreaths) will continue through the week and on winners will be announced during the Chamber’s Open House Event. All proceeds from the sale of wreaths will be donated to the Derry News Santa Fund to benefit programs in Londonderry and Derry.
All local business owners, members of the community and of course chamber members and directors are invited to attend this very special Holiday Open House. The event will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 3 to 7 p.m. Light fare and wine tasting will be available.
The chamber needs a few more sponsors for this holiday event. Please call the chamber office for additional details or to RSVP 610-482-3205.