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23rd ANNUAL

HOLIDAY PARADE &

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

Sunday, December 4th 

3:00PM-4:00PM

A Griswold Family Christmas


The Annual Holiday Parade will begin at 3:00pm and start at The Commons Shopping Plaza (515 Daniel Webster Highway), go down Daniel Webster Highway to Baboosic Lake Road, turn left onto McElwain Street and end at the Town Hall parking lot. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will start immediately afterwards at Abbie Griffin Park at approximately 3:45pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department and the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce.


During the Tree Lighting Ceremony, we will be collecting non-perishable goods to be donated to local food banks in Merrimack. Please consider donating a non-perishable food items.


Float Registration: If you would like to enter a Float into the Annual Holiday Parade, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (603) 882-1046 or email Parks & Recreation Director Matt Casparius at mcasparius@merrimacknh.gov. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 floats that best meet the Parade Theme.


1ST PRIZE: $75.00 Walmart Gift Card
2ND PRIZE: $50.00 Walmart Gift Card
3RD PRIZE: $25.00 Walmart Gift Card

24th ANNUAL

HALLOWEEN PARTY

at Wasserman Park

Friday, October 28th

5:00PM-8:00PM

co-sponsored by the Merrimack Police Department


Bring the whole family out to Wasserman Park for this year's Spooktacular event featuring a night of food, carnival games, face painting, crafts, not-so-scary stories, music, the Pumpkin Carving Challenge and the highlight of the evening, our Halloween Costume Contest! 


Plus...if you date, take a walk through our new "Haunted House" sponsored by the MHS FIRST Robotics team. Nominal entrance fee benefits the MHS FIRST Robotics Team.






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WANTED:Ghouly, ghosty, goblinesk or just plain goofy pumpkins? Do you have what it takes to out-carve the other pumpkin carvers in Merrimack? Show off your carving skills by entering a pumpkin into this year’s Pumpkin Carving Challenge which will take place during the 24th Annual Halloween Party on Friday, October 28th.


This contest is open to anyone and everyone — kids of all ages. Winners in several age categories (to be determined by number of entries) will be chosen by a public vote during the Halloween Party.  Prizes will be awarded for the Scariest, Most Creative, Most Original and Funniest design.

CARVING CHALLENGE RULES:No decorating allowed. Please do not use stickers, construction paper, paint or any other materials to decorate your pumpkin entry. This is strictly a carving contest.

Carved pumpkins can be dropped off at the Wasserman Park Function Hall anytime after 3:00pm on Friday, October 28th.  We will register your entry when you drop off your pumpkin. Judging will occur between 5:00pm — 7:15pm and awards will be announced at 7:30pm. You do not have to be present to win.

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