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I Love a Hometown Parade

By Debby Coughlan, in All Communities

On Tue Dec 6, 2011, a long line of decorated floats, trucks, and even scooters lit up the streets of downtown Rehoboth for the annual Rehoboth Beach Christmas parade.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may have its high-flying balloons and celebrity dance routines, but nothing can compare with the small town charm and community spirit that characterize the Christmas parades in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.  Held each year in early December, these parades bring the words of a favorite Christmas song to life: “children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile. . .”

For lucky locals who make their home here, December rivals mid-summer as “the most wonderful time of the year”, when quaint streetscapes look like Christmas card scenes and people of all ages gather in the town square.  Proud parents have cameras ready to snap a picture of their kids riding on a float pulled by Grandpa’s tractor and even the family pets get in on the action.  When the parade is over, friends new and old gather for food and festivities.

If you didn’t make it to the parades this year, check out our video and join us in 2012.  You’ll be glad you did.