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Aberdeen's Christmas Parade Features Santa on His Sleigh

Santa will be rolling into town via West Bel Air Avenue on a sleigh Saturday.

Christmas decoration in Aberdeen
Christmas decoration in Aberdeen
Get ready for holiday cheer in Aberdeen Saturday. The city's annual Christmas festivities, Christmas Street, are taking over town for the day.

There will be no vehicles allowed on West Bel Air Avenue between Law Street and Route 40 in Aberdeen Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. so don't park or drive there.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving by sleigh for the parade, which is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday.

The parade is one of several activities planned for Aberdeen's Christmas Street Celebration, which has the theme of "Christmas Dreams" for 2013.

Here's the agenda:
  • 7–11 a.m. Breakfast with Santa, Grace United Methodist, 110 W. Bel Air Ave.
  • 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Christmas Craft Fair, Aberdeen Fire Hall, 21 N. Rogers St.
  • 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Aberdeen Room Museum, 18 Howard St.
  • 1–2 p.m. Nativity Scene Display, Grace United Methodist
  • 2 p.m. Bel Air Avenue Street Fair, Grace United Methodist
  • 2–6 p.m. German Christmas Market, Festival Park, 34 N. Philadelphia Blvd.
  • 3 p.m. Christmas Street Parade, South Law Street
The tree lighting will take place after the parade in Festival Park, and Santa will also be available then too.

The parade starts on South Law Street, turns right onto Bel Air Avenue, makes a left on Howard Street and will disband at Festival Park, according to the Aberdeen Police Department. Police noted that if there is a need for more space during lineup for the parade, drivers could see delays on Plater Street, Market Street and Warren Street.

What's your favorite part of Aberdeen's Christmas Street Celebration? Tell us in the comments!

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