72nd Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade draws large crowd

Mardela Middle and High Schools win Best Band

By Dave Ryan
Posted 12/5/21

CAMBRIDGE - The Cambridge-Dorchester County Christmas Parade is held annually on the first Saturday in December each year. Once hailed as the 'largest nighttime parade', the parade continues each …

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72nd Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade draws large crowd

Mardela Middle and High Schools win Best Band

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CAMBRIDGE - The Cambridge-Dorchester County Christmas Parade is held annually on the first Saturday in December each year. Once hailed as the 'largest nighttime parade', the parade continues each year as a tradition throughout the decades.

After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, the event was back on Saturday, with nearly 100 entries that passed enthusiastic crowds along the route through downtown Cambridge.

The parade is hosted and brought to the community by a small group of community volunteers for their love of community and the Holiday Season. The parade is 100% donor funded by local businesses, charities, and the community at large.

“We hope everyone had a great time at the 72d Annual Cambridge-Dorchester County Christmas Parade,” a statement from organizers said. “Lots of great entries and the bands were wonderful. Again, thanks to the donors who support the parade.”

Division winners

Commercial Float – Delmarva Marine & Land Management

Non-commercial Adult Float – Habitat for Humanity

Non-commercial Youth – CJ’s Angels

Royalty – Delmarva Junior Teen

Marching Unit on Foot – World Wide Hope

Fire Department – Neck District

Antique Auto – Connor Pierzchalski

Classic Auto – Fat Ricky’s Pub & Grub

School Sponsored Club – NDHS Dance Team

Judges’ Choice – Eastern Shore Dance Academy

Winning Bands

1st Place – Mardela Middle & High

2nd Place High School – North Dorchester

3rd Place High School – Cambridge-South Dorchester

1st Place Middle School – Mace’s Lane

Best Drum Major – Mardela Middle & High

Best Band Front – Cambridge-South Dorchester

Best Percussion – Mardela

Best Overall - Mardela