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Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade

November 20, 2021 • 10am-12pm • Veterans Plaza
FREE • No Tickets Needed


The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade is always looking for volunteers to be elves and pilgrims on floats, reindeer and penguins in the parade.  The parade needs volunteers, aged 13 and older, to dress up in costume, to serve as unit leaders, and to be inflatable and balloon handlers.  The hours for volunteers are from 7:30am to 1:30pm (volunteers need to be present the entire six hours) on Saturday, November 20.  Volunteers meet at the Silver Spring Civic Building at One Veterans Place at Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street.

Safety Measures:
Extra safety and sanitation measures will be taken to keep the parade volunteers safe.  All parade participants are required to wear a mask indoors and out.  There will be distanced sign-in spaces for volunteers outdoors on the plaza.  The line-up itself is outside or in an open-air parking garage.  Hand sanitization stations will be located at volunteer check-in, Veterans Plaza, each section of the parade line-up and at all portable restrooms.  Please do not attend if you have been exposed to someone with Coronavirus.

To Sign Up Ahead of Time to Volunteer, go to: