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This parade is a huge event that continues to provide a magical experience for the whole community. Hosted each year by the Newtown Business Association, it is a great opportunity for local business to get involved and for families to line the streets to watch a spectacular event. Last year over 50 groups participated, totaling over 1800 people. Come out and find a comfy spot to watch this amazing event on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The parade promptly kicks off at 2PM from South State Street at the Stocking Works. It then continues north to Washington Avenue and makes a left turn, then turns right onto Sycamore Street. The Parade eventually ends at the corner of Sycamore Street and Durham Road.
The NBA's Newtown Holiday Parade will surely be an exciting event because all participants are required to be creative and showcase a festive holiday theme. Each group will be judged by a hand picked panel that reviews every participant, based on their presentation, creativity and theme, to decide the best in each category. The 2016 parade award categories to be judged included were as follows: Most Unique Float, Most Festive Float, Best Overall Float, Most Creative non-Float Vehicle, Best Holiday Spirit non-Float Vehicle, Best Small Walking Group, Best Mid-Size Walking Group, Best Large Walking Group, Best Costume Mummers, Best Performance Mummers, and Best in Show. All winners will receive a certificate of recognition and will be announced shortly after the parade ends and posted on the Newtown Business Association's Facebook page.