Brockton: City prepares for annual holiday parade

The 26th annual Greater Brockton Holiday Parade is just one of the many activities that will ring in the Yuletide season this weekend.  While the parade is the day’s main attraction, the city will also host a series of events before and after the parade steps off.

Brockton business owner and organizer John Merian says visitors can stop into Independence Associates at 141 Main Street, where free pictures with Santa will be available from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. There will also be a bazaar at City Hall and a treasure hunt.

The Grand Marshal for this year’s holiday parade is retired Brockton High football coach Armand Columbo, the winningest coach in Massachusetts state football history. Merian says as the parade grows in popularity each year, so does the number of people that participate in it.

The holiday parade will step off at 12pm tomorrow afternoon from the corner of Main and Belmont Streets and will commence at City Hall Plaza.

About Kevin Tocci

Kevin Tocci is a Brockton area reporter and correspondent, and Host of Monday Night Talk which airs on Monday nights at 6:15 p.m. on WATD.