Boscov’s Holiday Parade and Courthouse Tree lighting this Saturday

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Boscov’s Holiday Parade and Courthouse Tree lighting this Saturday

July 22, 2010 Updated Nov 19, 2008 at 3:02 PM EST

Boscov’s Holiday Parade and Courthouse Tree lighting
-Free Holiday Movie: “Christmas with the Cranks”-
-Free Skating at the Veterans Memorial Arena-

Broome County is joining with the City of Binghamton, Boscov’s, the Downtown Binghamton Business Association (DBBA) and the Binghamton City School District to provide an afternoon of activities to kick off the holiday season.
On Saturday, November 22nd Boscov’s will host their annual Holiday Parade in Downtown Binghamton beginning at 2:30pm at the corner of Main and Arthur. Before the parade starts, a free open skate will be held at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena from 1-2:30pm. Following the parade, the annual Tree Lighting will be held at the Broome County Courthouse. After, all are invited to a free viewing of “Christmas with the Cranks” starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis at Binghamton High School’s Helen Foley Theater, sponsored by Broome County.
“We hope families will enjoy a day of fun holiday activities in downtown Binghamton,” said Executive Fiala. “As we begin the holiday season, there is something for everyone to enjoy this Saturday in the downtown and the best part- all events are free.”
“The Boscov’s Holiday Parade is a wonderful, family-fun event, and we’re pleased to be a co-sponsor again this year,” said Mayor Ryan. “The parade both rings in the holiday season and showcases downtown’s many holiday offerings. I encourage everyone to come downtown, and enjoy what we have to offer.”
“We are happy to announce this year’s details of the Annual Boscov’s Holiday Parade in downtown Binghamton,” said Brenda Bennett, Boscov’s representative. “The parade signifies the beginning of the holiday season and we are proud to help organize this annual event.”
In addition to the parade, Boscov’s will also be offering pictures with Santa Clause inside their Court Street store following the parade. Thanks to the DBBA, there will also be free hot chocolate and cookies available before the tree lighting at 3:30pm on the courthouse lawn. The Binghamton High School Davidge Choir under the direction of Susan Bachman will perform during the tree lighting ceremony.
“This is a wonderful way to draw more attention to the downtown area and highlight all that it has to offer,” said Ron Sall, President of the DBBA. “We have many new shops and restaurants for all to enjoy.”

Boscov’s Holiday Parade Itinerary

1-2:30pm Open Skate at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
****NOTE*** Participants must bring their own skates

2:30pm Boscov’s Annual Holiday Parade through Downtown Binghamton

3:30pm Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Free Cookies and Hot Chocolate sponsored by the DBBA
Binghamton High School Davidge Choir, Susan Bachman Director

4:15pm Free Holiday Movie “Christmas with the Cranks”
Binghamton High School Helen Foley Theater

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