Community People

North End Christmas Parade Canceled as Organizer Abruptly Retires

The North End Christmas Parade will take a year off in 2017 as a leader of the organizing group, North End Athletic Association (NEAA), was named in reports for the misuse of state resources. Longtime NEAA volunteer Robert “Teddy” Tomasone, is retiring as clerk magistrate from Somerville District Court amid the accusations, according to a court Read More…

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Helicopter Santa Kicks Off 46th North End Christmas Parade [Photo Gallery]

For 46 years, the North End Christmas Parade brings all that is good about the holiday season including a Santa who arrives first class via helicopter. The chilly but sunny weather brought out hundreds to Puopolo Field for Santa’s arrival, followed by the Christmas Parade through the neighborhood streets. Four marching bands played holiday music while costumed characters Read More…

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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 Read More…

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Helicopter Santa and 44th Annual North End Christmas Parade [Photos]

It was a clear blue sky when Santa arrived by helicopter on Sunday afternoon to kick off the 44th Annual North End Christmas Parade. There was fun for all ages with three marching bands playing holiday music as the parade moved from the North End Park on the waterfront into the neighborhood streets. Costumed characters took pictures Read More…

Event Notices

44th Annual North End Christmas Parade 2014 on Sunday, December 14th

The 44th Annual North End Christmas Parade will take place on Sunday, December 14, 2014, starting at 1:00 PM at Puopolo Field on Commercial Street where Santa Claus will arrive by helicopter. The parade is sponsored by the North End Athletic Association in association with the Nazzaro Center, North End Against Drugs and Mayor’s Office of Read More…

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Photo Gallery: Christmas Parade, Helicopter Santa & Mayor’s Trolley Tour

Continuing a tradition in its 43rd year, the North End Christmas Parade brought the holiday spirit to the neighborhood with a fun-filled Sunday afternoon of events for children of all ages. First, Santa Claus arrived by helicopter at the North End Park, Puopolo Field. After greeting swarms of kids, the annual Christmas Parade kicked off Read More…