Block Party at 2:30 – Fun Run & Walk at 4:30 – Santa arrives at 5!
Because Thanksgiving comes late this year – always the fourth Thursday of the month – our annual Santa’s Parade, traditionally the following Sunday, is slated for December 1st! To make sure everyone marks their calendar, we’ve made it #1 on this month’s Top Ten list.
Created 6 years ago by Kenny’s Flowers in Media , Santa’s Parade & Fun Run/Walk has become a giant, County-sized Welcome Santa Party – and it’s FREE!
There’s no admission for the party, the run or the parade, but everyone is encouraged to bring a new toy (or canned food items) which can be dropped off at Veteran’s Square throughout the afternoon. The toys will be distributed by Toys For Tots and the canned goods will go to the local Food Bank.
Come mingle & jingle all along State Street where the huge Block Party begins at 2:30
If you like, dress up in your favorite holiday gear – as Santa, an elf, the Grinch, a holiday movie character, or you can even light yourself up as a Christmas Tree! Shops and stores are open extra hours for gift hunting, and many restaurants will offer food specials throughout the day. Media businesses sponsor many of the activities and provide funds for building the parade floats. Each year a committee of almost 100 dedicated volunteers does the planning, float decorating, Walk & Run registration, and lots of poster hanging.
Work off a few Thanksgiving calories!
If enjoyed a little too much of your holiday dinner, the Fun Run & Walk invites the young and old, big and small, and all those dressed in fun, funky, and fabulous holiday attire to run off a Thanksgiving pound or two! Each year the number of runners and walkers grows, as families and groups of friends lace up their sneakers and race through town. Join them or just cheer them on from the sidewalks. Click for Registration Info
As night settles over the town, everyone’s eyes turn to the skies!
Actually, thousands of eyes turn to look north on State Street; where the nostalgic sights and sounds of a parade can be heard in the distance. Musicians tune up, the dancers line up, and floats that smell like pumpkins and fall start making their way down the street. Every sidewalk is lined with people craning their necks for a first glimpse of a String band, a float or a dance troupe.
…When what to their wondering eyes should appear? But SANTA, his MRS, and a GLITTERING REINDEER! Don’t miss one of Delco great holiday events! Many thanks to MichaelCheungPhotography.com for the fabulous photos used throughout this story.