Saturday November 30th is the Downtown Laconia Holiday Parade, presented by the Laconia Main Street Initiative and the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce and sponsored this year by the Bank of New Hampshire, Franklin Savings Bank and the Soda Shoppe Laconia. Beginning at 11 am in the south end by Wyatt Park, the parade proceeds down Main Street to Veteran's Square for the tree lighting. Join us for marching bands, vintage cars, prancers, dancers, floats and more - and don't forget Santa and Mrs. Claus! Chef Kevin Halligan of the Laconia Village Bakery and Laconia Local Eatery is our Grand Marshall this year! All your favorite downtown merchants will be open, too, celebrating Small Business Saturday. Make sure you visit your favorite shops, check out the new ones, and see what a difference buying local can make!