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Watertown kicks off holiday season with tree lighting and parade

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WATERTOWN — The city officially kicked off the holiday season with its annual Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony Friday night, beginning with the tree lighting in front of Watertown’s City Hall on Washington Street.

Unlike previous years, when the parade was held on Public Square, this year’s parade went down Washington Street from Winslow to Stone streets.

Rhonda Blackman, who goes to the parade each year, said she prefers the tree lighting in front of City Hall instead of on the square.00

“We thought this was the perfect spot,” she said. “I think the beauty of it speaks for itself.”

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Watertown’s tree lighting & Christmas parade this week

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – Watertown will officially ring in the holiday season this week.

Joseph Wessner is president of the Watertown Downtown Business Association and Geoff Urda is the city’s planner.

They talked about Watertown’s annual tree lighting and Christmas parade.

The tree will be lit at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 2. The parade will follow and begins on Court Street, heads through Public Square, and exits on Mill Street and the Black River Parkway.

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