Holiday guide: Brandon to hold reverse parade

BRANDON — Brandon will be the home of the very first and largest “Reverse Parade” in New England on Sunday, Dec. 20, 5-6 p.m. In response to the COVID crisis, the folks at the Brandon Recreation Department, the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, the Brandon Free Public Library and the Brandon Area Toy Project have developed an event to celebrate the season in a safe and responsible manner that at the same time will be joyous.

A Reverse Parade means that displays will be stationary and the crowds will drive past the decorated “floats.”

This parade will begin at the entrance of High Street and Route 7, across from Green Mountain Garage.

The beautifully decorated homes on High and Park streets will be highlighted, and performance groups will be stationed along the way until you arrive in the parking lot in front of the Brandon Inn and Park Street businesses, where you’ll see the Grinch, elves, beauty queens and Santa.

The plan is for Elvis to personally direct you safely out onto Route 7 North.

People are encouraged to bring jingle bells to ring, drums to bang, and be ready to wave to the amazing parade participants.

Those who would like to decorate a display with their families or immediate groups, please contact Colleen Wright on social media or at cwright@townofbrandon.com.

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