Santa was the last to make an appearance in McLean’s seventh annual WinterFest parade on Sunday, Dec. 6. This year's parade will take place on Sunday Dec. 4th at 2:45 p.m. on on Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean.
McLean Mark your calendars for McLean WinterFest parade Sunday, December 4th. To register to
be in the parade, go to the WinterFest site at www.mcleanwinterfest.org. It’s fun to relive last year’s
parade with the slideshow of entries while planning for WinterFest 2016, McLean’s only community
Again this year, WinterFest will present a check to Share of McLean, the local organization that does so
much to help families in need. “We’ll be asking parade observers and participants to share their good
fortune with those who have fallen on hard times by bringing grocery, pharmacy or clothing store gift
cards to the parade for Share,” explained Trish Butler, chair of the parade steering committee. “We’ll
also be looking for local businesses to become sponsors of the parade to help underwrite the costs. We
welcome our companies to go to the parade web site to find out more about donor information.”
The parade route will be the same as previous years: Old Chain Bridge Road from Fleetwood Road to
Elm Street. The parade route will be closed from 2:15 to 5:30 PM on December 4th. Please plan ahead
for this; the only exceptions to the road closure by the police will be in the event of emergency. There
will be no entering or exiting Langley Shopping Center or other side streets along the parade route
during these hours.
There is still no fee to be an entry in the parade, but any business or group wanting to
participate must register by November 23rd!
WinterFest 2016 will have food trucks again this year in the Langley Shopping Center.
Peggy Fox from WUSA/Channel 9 will call the parade from the Fairfax County Showmobile
situated in Langley Shopping Center. Pre-parade entertainment will be provided by our local
schools and will be introduced by Bill DuBose.
The pre-parade entertainment begins at 2:30 PM.
The parade will step off at 3:30 PM sharp.
Individuals, who might like to participate in the planning of this year’s WinterFest or who would be
interested in volunteering as marshals on parade day, should contact Trish Butler at 202-550- 4019. For
more information on WinterFest and this year’s rules, go to the website at www.mcleanwinterfest.org