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The smiles on children’s faces were the best part of this year’s North End Christmas Parade. It’s been a tradition for 42 years in the neighborhood. More recently, the North End Santa has been making a James Bond-like entrance from a helicopter.

After landing his “sleigh” at the ball fields of Puopolo Park, the festivities begin with the parade starting on Commercial Street and winding through the North End. There were clowns, TV characters, the Aleppo Fire Brigade along with the St. Alfio’s Band and Boston Fireman’s Band.

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This year’s parade was dedicated in memory of James “Jimmy” Pallotta with several family members participating as parade marshals. The event is organized by the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) in coordination with the Nazzaro Center, North End Against Drugs and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.

Photos by Matt Conti. Download and order prints here.

Pallotta Family with NEAA and Santa who arrived by helicopter.

 

Santa Flying over the North End

 

NEAA Staff Organizers for 2012 Christmas Parade

 

Santa Lands at Puopolo Field

 

Pallotta Family with Santa who arrived by helicopter.

 

Circling with Santa

 

City Councilor Sal LaMattina with Santa
Nick, Elena and Santa

 

Joanne, Landon with Frosty

 

Frosty Greets His Fans

 

Character Fun
Santa and his fans.

 

Smoozing with Santa

 

John Romano and Santa

 

St. Alfio’s Band

 

Characters on Commercial Street

 

Sal and the St. Alfio’s Band

 

Minnie and a handsome horse

 

Aleppo!

 

Aleppo Fire Trucks

 

Aleppo Cape Cod Division

 

Aleppo Fire Brigade brings out the crowds

 

Clowning Around

 

Boston Fireman’s Band

 

Wally!

 

It’s December, but we’re still dancing!

 

Chevy classic

 

Baby Blue Caddy

 

Just a little purple

 

Smokin’ Joes

 

Santa goes from Helicopter to Fire Truck

 

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