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Here is your guide to the Christmas parades of the 2022 holiday season. If I missed the parade in your town, please put a link to event details in the comments here. Or send that link to me by email: SecretsoftheEasternShore@gmail.com. I will update and add to this list as the season progresses.

If you want to share your love of small-town Christmas parades, well, here is a sweet Christmas card on that exact theme. Lots more Chesapeake and Delmarva Christmas cards here.

Sat., Nov. 26

• The folks in Vienna, Md. are early birds–the parade there is Sat., Nov. 26. Details.

• The 58th Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade is Sat., Nov. 26. Details.

• The Wicomico Yacht Club is putting on its Christmas Boat Parade in Salisbury, Md. on Sat., Nov. 26. Brew River is throwing a watch party. Details.

Mon., Nov. 28

• The Pocomoke City (Md.) parade is Mon., Nov. 28. Details.

Thurs., Dec. 1

• The Georgetown, Del. parade is on Thurs., Dec. 1. Details.

• The parade in Berlin, Md. is Thurs., Dec. 1. Details.

• The parade in Denton, Md. is Thurs., Dec. 1. Civic tree lighting that night, too. Details.

Fri., Dec. 2

• The Centreville, Md. parade is Fri., Dec. 2. Get there early to join in Caroling on the Lawn. Details.

• The 61st annual parade in Selbyville, Del. is Fri., Dec. 2. Details.

• The parade in Harrington, Del. is Fri., Dec. 2. The theme is “Hometown Christmas.” Details.

• The parade in Laurel, Del. is Fri., Dec. 2. Details.

Sat., Dec. 3

• The Chincoteague (Va.) Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade is Sat., Dec. 3. The theme is “Christmas in Toyland.” There is an afterparty at the local American Legion hall. Details.

• The Ocean City, Md. parade is Sat., Dec. 3. Details.

• The parade in Lewes, Del. is Sat., Dec. 3. Details.

Christmas Parade Holiday Card for Secrets of the Eastern Shore

Our parade-themed Christmas card!

• The Cambridge, Md. parade is Sat., Dec. 3. Don’t forget to take a selfie by the town’s famous crab-basket Christmas tree. Details.

• The Cheriton, Va. parade is Sat., Dec. 3. Tree lighting, too. Details.

• The Cecil County Christmas Parade in North East, Md. is Sat., Dec. 3. Details.

• The parade in Easton, Md. is Sat., Dec. 3. Things kick off with a civic tree lighting. Details.

• The parade is Seaford, Del. is Sat., Dec. 3. Details.

• The Delmar, Del. and Md. parade is Sat., Dec. 3. Details.

• The Christmas boat parade in for Crisfield, Md. is Sat., Dec. 3. Details.

• The parade in Princess Anne, Md. is probably on Sat., Dec. 3, with lots of other holiday fun on tap as well. Details might appear here soon?

• The parade in Millboro, Del. is slated for Sat., Dec. 3. Tree lighting, too. Details.

Sun., Dec. 4

• The 76th annual Salisbury (Md.) Jaycees Christmas Parade is Sun., Dec. 4. Details.

• The parade in Clayton, Del. is Sun., Dec. 4. Lots of other associated events throughout the day. Hayrides, vendors, more. Details.

• The parade in Marydel, Del. is on Sun., Dec. 4. Details.

St. Michaels Christmas Parade Santa

From the parade in St. Michaels, Md.

Mon., Dec. 5

• The Rehoboth Beach (Del.) Hometown Christmas Parade is Mon., Dec. 5. Details.

• The parade in Snow Hill, Md. is Mon. Dec. 5. Details.

Wed., Dec. 7

• The parade in Milton, Del. is Wed., Dec. 7. Details.

Fri., Dec. 9

• The Dashing Through Downtown Dover (Del.) parade is Fri., Dec. 9. Details.

Sat., Dec. 10

• The Talbot Street Christmas Parade in St. Michaels, Md. is Sat., Dec. 10. Lots more Christmas in St. Michaels festivities, too. Details.

This photo is from the Salisbury Christmas Parade back in the day.

• The Camden-Wyoming (Del.) parade is Sat., Dec. 10. Santa visits on the train station platform afterward. Details.

• The parade in Exmore, Va. is Sat., Dec. 10, followed by festivities in Town Park. Details.

• The parade in Bridgeville, Del. is Sat., Dec. 10. The theme is “Toy Trains and Candy Canes” Details.

• The parade in Chesapeake City, Md. is Sat., Dec. 10. It includes a “Parade of Horses” celebrating the town’s equine history. Artisan Christmas Market, too. Details.

• The parade in Hurlock, Md. is Sat., Dec. 10. Details.

• The parade in Princess Anne, Md. is Sat., Dec. 10. Details.

• The Lighted Boat Parade in St. Michaels, Md. is Sat., Dec. 10. Details.

Sun., Dec. 11

• The parade in Onancock, Va. is Sun., Dec. 11. Details.

Tue., Dec. 13

• The parade in Dagsboro, Del. is Tue., Dec. 13. Details.

Fri., Dec. 16

• The parade in Gumboro, Del. is Fri., Dec. 16. I believe this is a brand new, first-time addition to the Delmarva parade lineup–good luck, Gumboro! Details. 

Last but not least: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS!

• posted by Jim Duffy for Secrets of the Eastern Shore/Whimbrel Creations LLC in October 2022. Thanks for spending some time on this site!

 

2 Comments

  • Michael E Rhue says:

    Certainly glad you have compiled a Calendar of Events for Christmas Parades. Though you are not directly connected, often Wish that WBOC News would start a year round Calendar of Local Events upcoming. They seem to only report on events after they’ve already happened. Too late to attend. (Know you have appeared on WBOC Delmarva Life) Local events foster Local Community.

    Met you several years ago through 3rd Friday SBY. I’m the vendor Renaissance Photography. Framed photographs of Abandoned Railroad Lines across Delmarva Peninsula. I remember you and hope you remember me

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