The Wallington Fire Department is announcing it’s 2023 Annual Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 25th, 2023 at 6:00 pm. This 2-mile parade is America’s oldest & largest nighttime firefighter’s holiday parade of lighted and decorated fire trucks and floats, featuring 2,500 participants and over 200 fire trucks from the Tri-State area, which weaves through the streets of Wallington where many residents kickoff the Holiday Season with front yard tailgate parties with family and friends.Since returning to full force, our parade has been a recognized success in the fire department & emergency service community. We want to emphasize the spirit of the holidays for everyone and most importantly the children of our community that have become accustomed to this tradition for many years.
Richard Pelcher, the parade’s Co-Chairman states, “Being America’s oldest & largest nighttime firefighter’s holiday parade, we ask all fellow firefighters & emergency responders to come celebrate the day with us, decorate your apparatus and bring as much holiday spirit with you that you can. And we ask our neighbors along the parade route to decorate their homes and welcome the spectators and especially our invited First Responders - it means a lot to them."
The parade begins at the intersection of Mt. Pleasant and Azalea Avenues, and will conclude with our award ceremony. Any organization, business, or community member who wishes to participate in the parade is encouraged to register, but they must decorate their floats with themes that celebrating the holiday season.