2023 Plymouth Holiday Parade Was A Success!
The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce they hosted another successful and very well attended parade the day after Thanksgiving in downtown Plymouth. The cold temperatures didn’t deter people from enjoying the chili cook-off prior to the parade then the tree lighting ceremony after the parade.
This popular annual event brought 1000’s of not only locals, but outside visitors to line Mill Street from Caroline Street to North Avenue. The parade was filled with 90+ entries, with some of those entries having multiple vehicles, bringing our number of vehicles and groups to over 100. Plymouth Police Department started the procession escorting American Legion Color Guard, followed by US Army WWII Veteran, Wayne Perry as the Grand Marshal. He was followed by Mayor Don Pohlman, the downtown Queen for a Day, Pat Cook, Plymouth Fire Chief Ryan Pafford and then the 90+ units consisting of local businesses, organizations, churches and hobby groups. Concluding the parade was Santa and Mrs.Claus with the 2023 Santa letter winner William Bender. At the end of the parade, Santa and Mayor Pohlman, along with letter winner, William, gathered at the intersection of North, Mill and Eastern Ave to officially light the Christmas tree.
“The excitiement and enthusiasm that we see from those lining the streets is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season in Plymouth”, said Mary Hauser, Executive Director at the Chamber. “We couldn’t have asked for better support from not only the local businesses and organizations but also those outside of Plymouth who joined our parade this year”. “We are so very grateful for those who attended, those who sponsored the event to make it possible and to all that participated. Happy Holidays to all!”