Wallington Fire Department 2021 Holiday Parade
November 27, 2021
The Wallington Fire Department is announcing the return of its Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at 6 pm. This 2-mile parade is America’s oldest nighttime firefighter’s holiday parade of lighted and decorated fire trucks and floats, featuring 2,500 participants and over 250 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.
The pandemic has affected everyone in one way or another and we hope the return of the Holiday Parade will continue to pave the road back to normalcy. It has been two decades and right after 9/11 since the concept of ushering the holiday season was conceived. Marking these solemn milestones of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the Wallington Fire Department’s first major event since the beginning of the pandemic, we hope all can reflect on how our society has changed and remember all of the loved ones lost.
Richard Pelcher, the parade’s Co-Chairman states, “The original idea was to lift the spirits of everyone post-9/11 and it echo’s similar sentiments today post-pandemic. We want to bring the spirit of the holidays back for everyone and most importantly the children of our community that have become accustomed to this tradition for many years.”
To all our communities, especially Wallington residents, we, the Wallington Fire Department is well aware of our recent floods due to Hurricane Ida, and we wish you a quick a full recovery. To lift your spirits we hope you and your families join us as spectators and/or participants in celebrating a much needed CELEBRATIONS OF THE HOLIDAYS.
The parade begins at the intersection of Mt.Pleasant and Azalea Avenues, and concludes with our post parade celebration of refreshments, music and the awarding of our parade trophies.
Any organization, business, or community member who wishes to participate in the parade is encouraged to register, but must decorate their floats with themes that celebrate the holiday season.
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Wallington NJ is situated about 2 miles west of MetLife Stadium in lower Bergen County, NJ.