The Coastal team decorated their big
yellow Mi-Box truck for the holidays.
Appearing on the final float of the parade is Santa Claus.
Christmas parades are traditionally held to celebrate the official opening of the Christmas and Holiday season. The annual Holiday Parade in Hampton, New Hampshire is quite a tradition, so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to decorate our truck and join in the celebrations.
With a little bit of encouragement we were able to recruit the whole family to join in the fun, and in the end it was the dogs dressed up as reindeer that really stole the show.
Now in it’s seventh year, the annual Hampton Holiday Parade was the biggest yet.
The parade is put on by Experience Hampton, now in it’s seventh year after the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce stopped holding the parade in 2009. The parade route goes along Route 1, past many businesses and restaurants. As we walked by the many viewing parties along the route it became more and more tempting to stop off for a pit stop and join some of the festivities.
More than a parade, a community staple
With the evident exponential growth in popularity over the past few years, it is obvious the Hampton Holiday Parade is much more than just another holiday parade. With people gathering before hand, lining the entirety of the route and multiple viewing parties at business fronts along the path, the parade is truly a community wide event.
Just another example of an exemplary community coming together to support one another, and another reason for us to be proud of our home base in Hampton New Hamphire.