From the Madison Chamber of Commerce:The Madison Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Christmas Parade and Santa visits will take place on Sunday, December 8th.
In a break from tradition, the visits with Santa Claus will take place BEFORE the parade. Santa will be available for children's visits from 1:30 to 3:30pm on the porch of the Cafe Allegre, 725 Boston Post Road, Madison.
The parade will begin at 4pm at the eastern end of the Stop & Shop parking lot, march up Samson Rock & continue down the Post Road, through the center of town and end at the Town Green for the tree lighting.
This year', people are encouraged to march in the parade to help usher Santa into town. Participants may start at the beginning of the parade route or join in the fun along the way, and pets are welcome.
Luminarias will light the parade route so that parade participants and Santa can find their way. Caroling and cocoa will accompany the tree lighting.
For more information, or to register to be in the parade, please contact Eileen Banisch at the Madison Chamber of Commerce: 203.245.7394 or email@example.com. More details and a list of parade sponsors can be found at madisonct.com.
These events are co-sponsored by the Madison Beach & Recreation Department.
Route One will be closed to westbound traffic between 4pm and 4:30pm for the Christmas Parade, which will end up at the Green for the tree lighting. Many thanks to the Madison Department of Police Services for their help with these events.
From the Madison Police Department:
Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting December 8, 2013 4:00 PM
The Town of Madison Beach and Recreation Department, along with the Madison Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Holiday Parade and Tree lighting on Sunday, December 8, 2013 commencing at 4:00 PM.
The parade will proceed west on Boston Post Road (Route 1) from Samson Rock Drive to the Madison Town Green, where the Tree Lighting will take place. The parade will require temporary road closures. Residents and motorists should expect traffic delays along the parade route around 4:00 PM. Affected areas will include Boston Post Road (Route 1) and all intersecting roads between Wall Street/Samson Rock Drive and the Madison Town Green, including:
- Boston Post Road (Route 1)
- Wall Street
- Samson Rock Drive
- Durham Road (Route 79)
- Meig’s Avenue
- Academy Street
- School Street
Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes during the events.