Christmas comes early at Wareham parade

Dec 1, 2018

The Wareham Village Association’s annual Christmas parade brought Santa to town on Saturday, along with firetrucks, floats, horses and more.

The parade marched down Main Street to cheers from the many families who gathered to watch.

Over fifty groups and organizations joined the festivities this year said Wareham Village Association President Tracy McGraw, making the 2018 parade the largest Wareham has ever seen.

Six years ago, when McGraw became president of the association, the Christmas parade was about to end for good. McGraw said she simply couldn’t let the tradition go and revived it with help from all around.

“It’s a lot of hard work to put together a Christmas parade,” McGraw said. “But it’s always worth it.”

McGraw said the Wareham Department of Natural resources chipped in this year to decorate Besse Park, where Santa arrived by boat after the parade.

Wareham Firefighters served up hot chocolate, and Selectmen handed out candy along the parade route.

“Wareham many not have a lot of money,” McGraw said. “But we’re extremely rich in other ways. I think this parade really shows that.”