Photos: Concord’s Annual Christmas Parade

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  • A dog jumps around the Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester float at the Annual Concord Christmas parade in Concord on Saturday morning, November 21, 2020 GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Twinkle Toes the Clown from the Bektash Shriners Temple waves to the crowd at the Annual Concord Christmas parade on Saturday morning, November 21, 2020. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Santa Claus takes a selfie before his sleigh started out of the Department of Transportation parking lot at the Christmas parade on Saturday morning. Santa was the last float on the nearly hour-long parade down Loudon Road. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • For the most part of the crowd people were masked at the Annual Concord Christmas parade on Loudon Road Saturday morning, November 21, 2020. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • One of the participants in the Alladin float in the Annual Concord Christmas parade on Saturday morning, November 21, 2020. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Jack Rice, 5, of Concord could hardly contain his excitment at the Annual Concord Christmas parade on Saturday morning, November 21, 2020. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Jack Rice, 5, of Concord could hardly contain his excitment at the Annual Concord Christmas parade on Saturday morning, November 21, 2020. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Jack Rice, 5, of Concord could hardly contain his excitement at the Annual Concord Christmas parade Saturday morning. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff

  • Jack Rice, 5, of Concord could hardly contain his excitment at the Annual Concord Christmas parade on Saturday morning, November 21, 2020. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Girl Scout Lila Roberge, 8, of Concord gets ready for the Annual Christmas parade with her dad on Saturday. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

Published: 11/21/2020 4:34:37 PM
Modified: 11/21/2020 4:34:22 PM

By tradition, the residents of Concord kick off the holiday season the Saturday before Thanksgiving with the annual Concord Christmas Parade.

The Nov. 21 parade made its way from the N.H. Department of Transportation parking lot, along Loudon Road, crossed Pembroke Road and ended at the Concord Business Center.

This year’s grand marshal is Liberty, the Concord Police Department’s comfort dog. Liberty’s role is to comfort trauma victims in the field or the police station, as well as to maintain morale for officers and the families who may be facing difficulties. She is not a traditional police dog that tracks suspects or locates drugs.

The parade was livestreamed on thegranitechannel.com.

The day also marks the opening of the Bektash Shriners Feztival of Trees, where people can bid on dozens of gift-ladden decorated trees. That event this year will be held online.

Festivities will continue on Friday with the lighting of the Christmas Tree in City Plaza on North Main Street at 6 p.m. The event will feature live music, a petting zoo, a Santa sighting and fireworks.




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