NEW: What you need to know about Wellington’s Holiday Parade


The Wellington Holiday Parade returns Dec. 10 for its 34th year. The popular event, presented by the village and the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, typically draws about 20,000 people to its route along Forest Hill Boulevard. 

This year, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Sheriff’s Office personnel will be the parade’s grand marshals “as a way to thank them for all their service not only during natural disasters such as Hurricane Irma, but throughout the year,” the chamber said in a news release. 

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Here’s what you need to know about this year’s event: 

When: 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10 

Parade route: Begins at the original Wellington Mall and moves down Forest Hill Boulevard toward the Wellington Amphitheater.

Where to watch: Parade spectators line the route. Many bring chairs, drinks and food. Some families wear holiday-themed outfits, donning festive hats and sweaters. 

Road closures: Begin at 1 p.m. Dec. 10 

Theme: “A World of Make Believe” 

Holiday Park: A holiday-themed activities area open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wellington Amphitheater on the day of the parade. Fun for families includes arts and crafts, food, face painting, games, and a visit from Anna and Elsa of “Frozen.” 

Information: www.wellingtonfl.gov or www.cpbchamber.com


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