On Sunday, Dec. 2, McLean will welcome in the holidays as fun and fancy entries proceed down Old Chain Bridge Road for the 10th annual WinterFest parade. The stage will be set in the Langley Shopping Center, with Peggy Fox from WUSA Channel 9, again calling the parade. Parade entries will begin at Fleetwood Road and proceed down Old Chain Bridge Road to Elm Street if in a vehicle, or turn up Curran Street if marching. Old Chain Bridge Road will be closed to all traffic from 2 to 5 p.m. on the day of the parade. Langley Shopping Center parking lot, as well as all other business lots and shopping centers on the parade route, will be closed to all traffic as of 2 p.m. until the conclusion of the parade. The Safeway parking lot will be accessible only from Chain Bridge Road.
Entertainment prior to the parade at 2:30 p.m.will include performances by students from Spring Hill and Kent Gardens Elementary Schools and The TEA Center. Bach to Rock students will also perform prior to the parade.
Food vendors will be available in the Langley Shopping Center parking lot and will include Mama’s Donut Bites, Crepe Love and Rockland’s BBQ.
As in years past, the organizers ask that parade observers bring a gift card for food or merchandise they will pass along to Share of McLean. There will be a giant holiday stocking in the front of the stage for gift cards or cash donations to Share.
The parade steps off promptly at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2.
This year is the WinterFest parade’s 10th anniversary and will be bigger and better than ever. Go to the parade web site at www.mcleanwinterfest.org to see the local businesses that have donated to WinterFest to help make it a success. You can also find additional parade information such as parking options and the parade route map.