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The 57th Annual Maynard Holiday Parade

Welcome to the official Maynard Holiday Parade site!


Countdown to the 57th Annual Maynard Holiday Parade!



Join us on December 17th to celebrate the holiday's with everyone in town!

Santa will appear at 12:45 pm
Parade begins at 1:00 pm

Our Sponsors!

Thank you to everyone who helps sponsor the Maynard Holiday Parade, without you none of this would be possible!

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Cocoa and Cookies for a good cause!
Before the parade!


Grand Marshall and other Honored Guests!


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Grand Marshall

Ellen Duggan
She is the Fourth generation of Duggans to live in Maynard and she will be joined in the Grand Marshall car with her brother Neil and great-grand nephew, Jace Grant who is a seventh generation of the  Maynard Duggans. Ellen spent her entire professional career in education teaching elementary and middle school and then 32 years at UMLowell as Dean of Students retiring in 2001. Since retiring Ellen has been fortunate to have many opportunities to volunteer in town including the Community Preservation Committee, Maynard Historic Commission, several search committees for town administrator and school superintendent, school councils at both the Fowler and High school, Meals on Wheels delivery, the Sesquicentennial Committee and the 61-63 Summer St Reuse committee. Ellen is proud to represent all the many volunteers on committees here in Maynard and encourages folks to volunteer.

Honored Guest

Angela Lawless 
Chief Lawless was hired by Maynard in September of 2012. Attended the Recruit Firefighter program in Stow as well as taking many learning opportunities in many divisions of the fire service. Lawless became the department’s EMS coordinator during her probationary period in Maynard. Consistent training, gaining experience, and studying led to promotion to Captain in 2018. Chief Lawless has a diverse education history, a bachelor’s degree in business administration, an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science, and a Master’s in Public Administration. Lawless recently graduated from the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. Lawless is a credentialed Fire Chief for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as many certifications in both local and national fire service-related programs. Chief Lawless is the Town of Maynard Emergency Management Director and still serves as the EMS Coordinator for the department. Chief Lawless is married to her husband Stephen Lawless. They have a son Caleb and two daughters, Tyler and Tully.  Two of her children are married and her first grandchild is expected in the Spring. Chief Lawless is very proud of her family and how they have supported her career over the years.  Lawless is proud to represent the honorable men and women of the Maynard Fire Department. 

Honored Guests

Will & Liz Doyle

Will Doyle is the proud owner and driving force behind Sanctuary, the cultural heart of Maynard, Massachusetts. It's a place that not only resonates with music but also celebrates life's significant milestones. As a dedicated advocate for inclusivity and community, Will has cultivated Sanctuary into more than a stage for artists; a haven for all who seek to revel in the joy of shared experiences—from concerts to weddings.  Will, a tech-savvy entrepreneur, also applies his innovative spirit to the management of the venue, pioneering custom software solutions to enhance the customer experience. When he's not orchestrating unforgettable nights at Sanctuary, Will can be found engaging in local initiatives that celebrate and uplift the community spirit of Maynard.


Liz Doyle is the co-creator of Sanctuary, Maynard's beloved venue that is not just a haven for live music enthusiasts but also a picturesque setting for weddings and significant celebrations. Her warmth and attention to detail make every event a personalized and heartwarming experience. Liz's contributions to Maynard reach far and wide, reinforcing the town's rich tapestry of unity and celebration. As an honorary guest of the Maynard Holiday Parade, Liz exemplifies the spirit of connection and lifelong memories that Sanctuary stands for.

Honored Guest

Matt D'Amico 
Matt D'Amico arrived in Maynard in 2021 to contribute to the opening of Gymja Warrior, a fitness facility situated in the Maynard Crossing Plaza and inspired by the popular TV show American Ninja Warrior. Matt showcased his skills on Seasons 14 and 15 of ANW, reaching the National Finals both times. Beyond the ninja course, Matt has been a member of the Boston Celtics Dunk Team for the past two seasons, entertaining the TD Garden crowd. When not filming for the show or putting on a performance for fans at Celtics games, you'll find Matt coaching classes for all ages at the gym. He dedicates significant time to working with his youth ninja team, which competes at various local gyms across the state.

Official Maynard Holiday Parade Photographer

Cris Antonio


Cris Antonio is a long-time Maynard resident who fell in love with photography in 2010 when he noticed his family friend's photos looked way better than what normal point and shoot cameras can produce.  He saved up enough to get his own DSLR camera and has been into photography ever since.  He is a self-taught photographer constantly trying to improve his craft.  He has covered a lot of Maynard town events unofficially and has recently published his work on his Facebook page "Cris Antonio Photography".  He has worked with clients for senior portraits as well as corporate headshots.   He has also covered most of the Maynard school system's activities from sports to musical events.  Cris is a registered nurse by profession with a passion for photography.  He dabbles in different types of photography such as wildlife/bird, landscape, portrait and event photography.  He recently entered one of his bird photos at the "Only from Maynard" exhibit at the 6 Bridges Gallery which garnered the People's Choice Award.

Thank you, Mr. Mark! 


The Maynard Holiday Parade committee wishes Mark Malcolm, "Mr. Mark", a happy 25th anniversary as the Maynard public library's children's librarian.

Our amazing food collection

Thank you to everyone who donates!

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Timeline of events

12:45 pm- Santa will appear over the parade route via helicopter to welcome all of our parade-goers as they line up waiting for the parade. Please arrive early so you do not miss this exciting feature

12:50 pm- The Maynard Holiday food collection will descend the parade route. Please remember to bring your donations to the parade. The Maynard Food Pantry, Open Table, and the Maynard Backpack Program benefit greatly from these donations

1:00 pm- The 57th Maynard Holiday Parade will begin!

Couldn't make the Fall Ball fundraiser? Click here to see how you can help donate anyway!

Join the fun!

The Maynard Holiday Parade committee welcomes any and all groups, businesses, etc to join the parade if interested! Click the link below to fill out the form! 

Want to just donate? 

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Mail a check to:

Friends of the Maynard Holiday Parade 

c/o Jennifer Picorelli; Parade Director 

1 Colbert Avenue 

Maynard, MA 01754 

Looking to be an official sponsor?
Contact Jen Picorelli directly!


A Huge Thank You To Our Amazing Committee!

Jen Picorelli
Jen Goguen
Julie Ann
Linde Ghere
Corianne LaBounty
Pam Yaylaian
Erin Coleman
Piper Picorelli
Phaydan Picorelli

We would also like to thank Will and Liz Doyle of Maynard's Sanctuary for not only all their help but donating their beautiful function hall for all our events and after parties. We can not thank you both enough.

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