Christmas Parade To Travel From Shelly Bay

November 20, 2020 | 11 Comments

MarketPlace announced details of their modified Christmas Parade, which will take place on Sunday November 29th, with the parade set to start at Shelly Bay MarketPlace, travel through the City of Hamilton and end at Heron Bay MarketPlace.

In order to adhere to Covid regulations, the parade will include vehicle only participants, and spectators are urged to comfortably distance from one another and gather only in small groups.

The MarketPlace Christmas Parade 2020 _Moment

A spokesperson said, “The MarketPlace today announced details of the modified plan for the safe production of the MarketPlace Christmas Parade on Sunday 29 November at 5pm.

“This year the parade route will expand, starting at Shelly Bay MarketPlace, traveling through the City of Hamilton and ending at Heron Bay MarketPlace.

Seth Stutzman, president of The MarketPlace group of companies, said: “The MarketPlace family believes in upholding traditions, particularly during the festive period.

“Under these challenging times, we felt more so than ever that it was important for us to keep our community spirits high and holiday traditions alive and ensure the safe production of the annual Christmas parade was a top priority.

“For more than 30 years the joyous holiday event has been the kick-off to the festive season, and it was our goal to remain committed to that. We’re thrilled what we’ve come up with. While it will be a different experience for the safety of participants and spectators, joy and celebration will remain.”

“The health and safety of all participants and spectators is The MarketPlace’s top priority and this year’s parade will be expanded to allow the many spectators to comfortably distance from one another and are encouraged to only gather in small groups.

MarketPlace Bermuda Nov 2020

“As part of The MarketPlace’s plan to adhere to government guidance a number of changes will be implemented in order to execute this event safely. These changes include but are not limited to the following:

  • Expanding the traditional parade route to allow for greater viewership. Parade route is as follows: start at Shelly Bay MarketPlace, travel west on Northshore Road, continue onto Middle Road, Cavendish Road, Reid Street, then left on to Court Street, right on to Front Street, right on to Queen Street, right on to King Street, continue to Spurling Hill, East Broadway, Crow Lane, Trimingham Road, right on to South Road, continue on to Middle Road until Heron Bay MarketPlace
  • Reducing the overall number of participants
  • All participants will be appropriately socially distanced and required to wear face coverings depending on their role
  • Vehicle only participants, performances will not be included, to ensure the parade moves continuously

“Additionally, viewers will be able to track the exact progress of the parade as it travels across the island from Shelly Bay MarketPlace to Heron Bay MarketPlace by visiting www.marketplace.bm or The MarketPlace app [available to download in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store].”

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  1. Aaron says:

    Ridiculous

    • Micro says:

      Agreed. With the current community cases, this should be cancelled altogether. People will gather.

  2. Not interested. No gombeys either. That is my cultural piece. Later for the parade.

  3. Andrew says:

    Wow. So Surprised to see the first 3 comments be so negative. I think this is a great idea to allow them to continue to spread the Christmas cheer without a huge gathering in the city. Great job Market place!

    • Tina's thoughts says:

      I totally agree as a person who doest like crowds so haven’t been in years i may actually go this year

      It is the holiday spirit im sure they worked with department if health and government to give the safest approach.

  4. True-faith says:

    Disgusting!!! This company wanted to do something for Bermuda they could have offered a 30 % discount for three days . With their profit margins well above 30% they’d still make more than 12 cents on the dollar!!!

  5. Imjustsaying says:

    If they wanted to do something for Bermuda they should be handing out bottles of vitamin D to help everyones immune system combat the covid-19 virus.

  6. Tina's thoughts says:

    I totally agree as a person who doest like crowds so haven’t been in years i may actually go this year

    It is the holiday spirit im sure they worked with department if health and government to give the safest approach.

  7. N.J says:

    Dame if you do, dame if you don’t!!!

  8. Janeigh says:

    Great jo Marketplace for even putting this in this year. You don’t have to and I’m sure all the children will love it. People Don’t forget to physical distant wear your mask and all should be fine

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