Annual Afton Christmas Parade
Join us the first Saturday of December at 5pm
Friends of Afton to host the return of Afton’s Annual Christmas Parade scheduled for the traditional first Saturday of December (the 4th) at 5pm.
YOUR BUSINESS or ORGANIZATION IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!!
Floats and vehicles will line up at Corporate Park off Route 7 (just across the bridge leading outside of the village toward Bainbridge); Walking groups, bicycles, and golf carts gather at Afton Edge Apartments.
* NEW THIS YEAR *
There will be no mailed forms, no assigned numbers and no announcement cards. Your group or business may just show up OR use the new electronic form to confirm your participation in advance. Form available at AftoninWinter.com.
MC Daron Schultes will keep us entertained with Christmas music and more...There will be a theme! Following the theme is not required but will surely add some fun to the otherwise traditional Christmas parade we are used to.
*** *** A SALUTE TO OUR HEROES *** *** Honor your hero with a float ride, give us your best patriotic display or find your own unique way to salute YOUR hero(es)!
The Christmas parade and decorative trees are not ALL Afton is up to this Holiday season, "Afton in Winter" returns, adding parade day fun, Santa's Mailbox and more! Afton in Winter is made up of Holiday and Winter festivities hosted by business owners, organizations and residents alike in the small, charming town of Afton, New York. All are invited to participate! You may volunteer, sponsor or donate to existing attractions or maybe you want to host something of your own? Post your Afton Holiday happenings, from a seasonal sale to New Years Eve celebration at Promoting Afton, New York for FREE publicity!
CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING □ [Brenda from] Friends of Afton will personally touch base regarding sponsored Christmas Trees if you / your business has sponsored in the past. Please have your sponsored trees completed prior to parade day!
ANNUAL COOKIE FUNDRAISER □ Stop by the Baristacrats Coffee Bar to dough-nate towards the cost of cookie dough for the 3rd Annual Cookie Fundraiser! Donations accepted anytime now thru November 26th during regular business (M-F 7-3, Sat 7-12). Make sure you return Monday, November 28th thru Saturday, December 4th to make a purchase of freshly baked cookies to benefit Afton’s Annual Christmas Parade! Reach out to Alexis for more information or to help!
#ShopSmall and #SupportLocal when you join us for a HOLIDAY SHOP AND SIP series open from 10am to 2pm on the following Saturday’s at Main Street Social, next door to Main Street Grill and Bakery. November 20th, November 27th, December 4th. Register to be featured as a merchant at LocalVendorConnection.com (our goal is to book as many locally made and #madeinafton products as possible). Reach out to Melissa if you are already registered or have any questions.
THE POLAR EXPRESS RETURNS - Daron & Jackie Schultes (from Henry's Drive In) along with The Purple Mums and Serenity HILL FARM poured their hearts into renovating the Polar Express last year for "Upside Down Parade Day." They all did an absolutely fantastic job as you can see in photos here on this page. They will be bringing it back and offering rides this year as part of both parade day and during carriage rides on December 10th. Rides are FREE! They are first come, first serve, seat approximately 16 children and adults. The rides will run multiple times each date.
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES THRU AFTON IN WINTER - CNY Carriage Rides to return for a one time Christmas installment of Horse Drawn Carriage Rides thru Afton in Winter on Friday, December 10th from 2pm to 8pm with boarding at Baristacrats, Reserve seats (or a full private ride) online at 607Calendar.com
GREATER AFTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - offering free hot dogs at 187 Main Street (VFW), before the parade, while supplies last.
We could go on all day about the "things to do" when you visit Afton in Winter, Follow this page on facebook for a Parade Day schedule, to see contest alerts, watch live highlights, and more!
We hope to see you at the Afton Christmas Parade Day brought to you by Friends of Afton
2020 Christmas Trees * highest number sponsored, ever!
Friends of Afton
Baristacrats Coffee Bar
Boda's Door Hangers
Serenity Hill Farm
Henry's Drive In
and CNY Carriage Rides
The Purple Mums
Friends & Volunteers
members of Afton Community Theater
Amy & Sam Schoelier
First Baptist Church of Afton
studio B Performing Arts Academy
Santa Claus himself, Richard Cuthbertson
River Rock Soaps
The Afton Inn/Clint's Hobbies
The Purple Mums
Crazy Momma Crafts
Creations by Granny Franny
Windy Acres Maple Syrup
Norwich Subway - South Plaza
McDowell & Walker, Inc.
Baristacrats Coffee Bar