North End Christmas Parade Attracts Hundreds

Distinguished guests, including State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Mayor Thomas M. Menino and City Councilor Sal LaMattina welcome Santa Claus to The North End Park on Sunday afternoon.

The holiday spirit was flowing and children’s faces were glowing when Santa Claus arrived at Puopolo Park by helicopter to participate in the 41st Annual North End Christmas Parade presented each year by the North End Athletic Association.

Hundreds of

Santa Claus arrives by helicopter at The North End Park on Sunday afternoon.

North Enders residents and former North End residents and friends turned out for the very popular holiday event which has become a neighborhood tradition.

Clowns, elves, reindeer, Wally the Green Monster and several marching bands led the parade through the local streets, handing out balloons and candy along the way.

The Nazzaro Community Center, North End Against Drugs and the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events helped make this festive holiday endeavor the success it was.

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