Parade of Holiday Traditions returns to Malden

MaldenHolidayTraditionsOn Saturday, November 29 starting at 2 p.m. at the Salemwood School, families and children will be attending Malden’s annual Parade of Holiday Traditions carrying and wearing their creations as part of local artist Greg Cook’s Enchanted Forest.

The parade will line up along Waite Street Extension and will travel up Maplewood Street then turn left onto Salem Street and will end at the reviewing stand at Malden High School.

Santa Claus will be making a special visit and Malden’s City Hall Plaza will boast festive holiday music and the official lighting of the Christmas tree at 4 p.m.

On Saturday November 22, Malden artists Kari Percival and Greg Cook hosted a Kids Craft Workshop at the Malden Public Library. Participants created signs and masks on the themes of “Winter Wildlife” and “Peace on Earth.”

Percival mentioned they got their inspiration from the Fells ecosystem and the variety of wildlife around Malden during the winter months.


The library event was well attended. Parents and kids representing many cultures and ages filled up rows of tables and worked side by side to create their pieces for the parade … showing once again Malden’s diverse community at work.

Kids created a wide range of masks and forest signs: cardinals, blue jays, chipmunks, raccoons and chickadees to name a few.

Click here for details about the 11th Annual Malden Parade of Holiday Traditions.

–Elena Martinez

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