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Parade out, Santa still coming to town

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Jingle bells, jingle bells, masks all the way, the big parade may be different, but you can still see Santa on his sleigh.

The 65th Downtown Associates of North Attleborough Santa parade will be different this year due to social distancing guidelines to fight the coronavirus.

Instead of Santa riding past thousands of area residents on his way to the town’s annual tree lighting ceremony, people are invited to participate in a drive-by Santa parade. 

DANA Santa Parade chairman Neil Lambert announced this week that Santa will arrive at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 29 on South Washington Street in front of Veterans Memorial Park.

People are encouraged to decorate their cars in the Christmas spirit and parade by Santa’s location. 

Santa will make his way to the gazebo in front of the World War II Memorial Pool to help light the town Christmas Tree. 

“We are trying to make it as close to the original, but at the same time being responsible,” Lambert told North TV.

COVID restrictions will limit attendance on the common to 100 people.

Lambert asked that people respect the cap on spectators, wear masks at all times and keep a safe social distance so that everyone can enjoy the 65th Annual Santa Parade, “COVID Style.”

Oh, what fun it will be to say you got to see Santa in his sleigh!

Click below to view Lambert's interview with North TV: