Get ready to experience the magic of the season with the 91st Annual Lewes Christmas Parade, a hallmark event in the historic town of Lewes, Delaware. Taking place on December 2, 2023, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, this year’s parade, under the theme “Celebrating an Old-Fashioned Christmas in Lewes,” promises to be a spectacular showcase of holiday spirit and community pride.
Honoring a Local Hero
This year, the parade honors Wally Evans as the Honorary Grand Marshal. A dedicated member of the Lewes Volunteer Fire Department since 1974, Evans embodies the spirit of community service and commitment. His nearly five decades of service have seen significant growth in fire and ambulance calls, and he has served in various leadership roles, including fire chief and chairman of key committees. His dedication to helping others makes him a fitting figure to lead this year’s parade.
A Parade Full of Prizes and Fun
The parade, a joint presentation by the City of Lewes and the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, features a range of categories for participants. These include Marching Groups, Bands, Clowns, Equestrians, Decorated Classic Cars, and various types of floats representing fire companies, commercial and community organizations, and youth groups. A unique prize category recognizes entries with exceptional sound components, adding an auditory feast to the visual spectacle.
Participation and Registration
For those interested in being a part of the parade, registration is required by November 17, with detailed instructions and lineup times sent out subsequently. The event is not just a parade but a celebration of community, history, and the festive season. It’s an opportunity for families, friends, and visitors to come together and enjoy a truly old-fashioned Christmas experience in the charming setting of Lewes.
To register or for more information, participants can contact the Lewes Chamber of Commerce. This event is more than just a parade; it’s a vibrant expression of community spirit and holiday joy, perfect for kicking off the festive season