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Santa Arrives by Helicopter for 45th North End Christmas Parade [Photos]

Only in Boston’s North End does Santa Claus arrive by helicopter at the ball fields on Sunday afternoon to kick off the annual North End Christmas Parade, now in its 45th year. The warm weather brought out thousands to Puopolo Park for Santa’s arrival, followed by the Christmas Parade through the neighborhood streets. Four marching bands played holiday music while costumed characters took pictures with the kids. Of course, it’s not a parade without antique cars and fire trucks. The parade is dedicated in memory of James “Jimmy” Pallotta and sponsored by the North End Athletic Association in association with the Taste of the North End, Nazzaro Center, North End Against Drugs and Mayor’s Office of Tourism and Special Events. Buon Natale! Photos by Matt Conti.

Photos by Matt Conti.

One Reply to “Santa Arrives by Helicopter for 45th North End Christmas Parade [Photos]

  1. Matt. Very joyful photos — everyone looks happy. Being a fan of equestrian life, I appreciated the shot of the horse. Beautiful.

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