Brockport readies for annual holiday parade

By on November 28, 2016
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Organizers are busy with last minute preparations for the sixth annual Holiday Light Spectacular Parade in Brockport.  This year’s event is set for Sunday, December 4, and kicks off the holiday season in the village.

The Brockport Police Stetson Club was instrumental in starting the now much anticipated event, and Brockport Police Officers Tyler Dawson and Joshua Sime (Brockport Police Stetson Club president) say fireworks are back this year.

“The fireworks definitely bring more people,” Officer Dawson says. The fireworks show is sponsored by Sunnking Electronics Recycling and will begin immediately following the tree lighting at the end of the evening.  The fireworks will be visible from the downtown business district, Officer Dawson says.

Officers Dawson and Sime say the highlight of the evening – the community parade – begins at 5 p.m. on Main Street in the downtown business district. Featured will be floats, cars, trucks (of all kinds) and marching bands illuminated with holiday lights.

This year Jeremy “Newman” of the WBEE Morning Coffee Club and Caurie Putnam will MC the parade. Following the parade will be the tree lighting ceremony at Sagawa Park complete with a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Officer Dawson encourages families to come and spend the day in Brockport.  “Members of the Brockport High School Choir will be singing carols,” he says.  “Downtown stores will be staying open later for holiday shopping. Families can bring their kids out for a good time. We encourage everyone to come. It’s a tradition now and we want to see it expand.”

Dawson adds that downtown stores located off Main Street will have stands set up along Main Street for the convenience of those attending the event.

There will be no parking on Main Street, Officer Dawson says. Those attending can park in municipal lots located off Main Street in the business district, as well as where permitted on side streets.