UPCOMING ROAD RACES
Sponsored by the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department
--Harvest Ramble Run 5 Mile Road Race, Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. at Crestbrook Park, Northfield Road, Watertown.
--Shamrock Shuffle 3.5 Mile Road Race, Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Polk School, 437 Buckingham Street, Watertown
Click here for the Harvest Ramble registration form.
SANTA’S LIGHT PARADE
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH
We continue to celebrate the arrival of Santa Claus with our annual parade and festival. This event is based upon a 20 year partnership between the Watertown Parks & Recreation and Watertown Fire Departments. Once again, for 2017, Santa’s “escort” Parade will be a fully illuminated Light Parade. All participants must incorporate lighting into their parade costume, float, etc. The Parade, which will be led by special holiday characters, is open to children, families, school & private music groups, theatre & performance groups, civic organizations and churches. Plan your participation early and start working on your plans now! In continuing with our tradition, Santa Claus will bring up the rear of the Parade along with the Big Red Fire Engine.
“Winter Wonderland” is the theme for the parade route (Main Street from the Fire Department to the Gazebo) and so we are requesting that businesses and homes decorate with white lights and turn them on during the event.
When you arrive at the Gazebo, the Festival will continue with lots of fun activities for everyone in the family:
Dress warmly…..lots of hot chocolate…..a great family holiday tradition……join us! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be part of the festivities. FREE OF CHARGE
LOCATIONS: WATERTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT
GAZEBO – CORNER OF ROUTES 6 & 63
DATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017
TIME: 3:30PM AT THE FIREHOUSE
5:00PM AT THE GAZEBO
Click here for the Santa's Parade Application
Click here for the Santa's Parade Sponsorship Form
NORTH POLE CALLING
Sponsored by the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department and The Watertown Recreation Commission. Children in Pre-K and Kindergarten can receive a call from Santa. Even with Santa's busy schedule, he will find time to call you directly from the North Pole. A special notice will be coming through the schools to help Santa schedule his call.
“LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS”
Does your house/business shine with holiday cheer? Or maybe your neighbor’s house lights up the block. The Town of Watertown’s Park & Recreation Department invites you to enter any Watertown/Oakville home in our “Light up the Holidays” decorating contest. Now is your chance to shine and be involved in some friendly, fun competition while brightening up the community. It’s so easy to participate:
Click here for the Light Up the Holidays form.
THE SPIRIT OF GIVING
The 8th annual The Spirit of Giving: Holiday Marketplace will be held from 10am – 2pm as part of the town-wide Santa’s Light Parade and Festival. This Holiday Marketplace has developed a reputation and following because all of our venders are local artists and artisans and offer their own hand-crafted and unique arts and crafts (no commercial vendors permitted). Applications for vendors are available at the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department. Come out for all your holiday gift shopping! There is something unique for everyone on your list. November 25th is also Small Business Saturday and in celebrating the many great businesses in Watertown/Oakville, we will work with local merchants, restaurants and businesses to offer great incentives to stay and shop local. Businesses who want to participate may contact Carrie Godfrey at 860-945-5246 or email her at email@example.com if you want to be part of the festivities. FREE OF CHARGE
LOCATION: HEMINWAY PARK, GYM
DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
TIME: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Click here for the Spirit of Giving Application
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