Holiday event set for Dec. 6

Mark your calendars for the 22nd annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department and the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce.

This year’s event will be held Sunday, Dec. 6, with the parade starting at 3 p.m. at the Commons Shopping Plaza and ending at the gazebo at Abbie Griffin Park.

For parade float registrations, visit or email, or for more information, call 882-1046.

Also, the Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with the Merrimack Police Department, will host "Santa Calls" from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, and Wednesday, Dec. 16. Santa Calls provides a unique and memorable holiday experience for your whole family. Santa or Mrs. Claus will call Merrimack children ages 3-8 on either night, but registration is required by Friday, Dec. 11.

To register, visit or email

For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 882-1046.

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