70th annual Cambridge/Dorchester Christmas Parade

A scene from the 70th annual Cambridge/Dorchester Christmas Parade through downtown Cambridge Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge-Dorchester County Christmas Parade is celebrating its 71st year with the theme of “Christmas Past & Present”.

Parade chairman, Bruce McWilliams is asking for help to make the event in downtown Cambridge possible, “While we have received tremendous support,” he said, “our work is not quite done, and we still need your help. We are lagging behind in donations from last year. Expenses do not go down, they simply increase.”

The 71st Annual Cambridge-Dorchester County Christmas Parade will grace the streets of High, Poplar and Race Streets, down to Washington Street on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. with pre-parade festivities at the reviewing stand located at Craig’s Drugstore at 4p.m.

This year, the Chorus of Dorchester is the featured entertainment highlight.

“We are frantically turning over every fallen leaf to find donors and support for this year’s event,” says McWilliams, “the parade is funded solely through community/public donations — 100% donor funded, and 100% volunteer run. Without donors, there is no event.”

Financial donations are being sought to help maintain the existence of this long-standing tradition. CDCCP is a 501(c)(3) and donations are tax deductible.

The parade committee is also seeking entries in the parade. Support is not just in the form of donations, but also by participation, says McWilliams. They are looking for floats of all types, sizes and creativity. Enter online via the CDCCP web page www.christmasparade.orgor direct questions to Bruce McWilliams 443-521-1671 or email cdccp@yahoo.com.

Donations can be mailed to: CDCCP Treasurer, P.O. Box 1083 Cambridge, Maryland 21613.

As with last year, each donor/sponsor will be listed on the web-page and will be acknowledged during the radio broadcast the evening of the parade and announced from the reviewing stand to ensure that sponsors are identified.

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