The third annual Media Santa’s Parade and Fun Run/Walk is expected to draw thousands Sunday, November 27. People are invited to gather on State Street to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with Christmas around the world, Mummers, festive floats, musical acts, live reindeer, and many more holiday surprises.
The parade begins at 5 p.m. The parade is preceded by a one mile Fun Run/Walk along the parade route. The family-friendly event starts at 4p.m. Registration begins at 2:30pm during a celebratory block party on State Street between Veterans Square and Orange Street. Runners and walkers are encouraged to dress in their holiday finest. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.
The block party will feature live music by Jimmy Shoe & the Shine, dancing with Salsa in the Suburbs, Painting with a Twist, a roving photo booth to capture the day, hot chocolate and other goodies, plus many free giveaways for everyone. The admission fee is a donation to the Media Food Bank or an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots. Last year’s event drew hundreds of runners and walkers decked out in holiday regalia, plus thousands of spectators who lined State Street for the main event. Everyone is welcome.