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2018 North End Christmas Parade Brings Santa by Helicopter [Photos]

The 47th North End Christmas Parade brought Santa to the neighborhood in first class fashion via his own helicopter. The chilly but sunny weather brought out hundreds to the waterfront’s Puopolo Field for Santa’s arrival followed by the Christmas Parade through the neighborhood streets. Two 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.

The North End Girl Scouts (Daisies, Brownies, Juniors) were a highlight at the parade. They shared more than 20 lbs of candy as they walked by with the children watching & even with Santa! 🙂 It’s the 3rd year for the group participating in the fun parade! Photos by Rose-Marie Gomez.

Check out below this action video of Santa making his North End landing! Video by Brendan O’Brien.

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