What an event it was! If you missed Eagle’s Christmas on Broadway this past Saturday, you missed one of the greatest community events in the county.
The Christmas spirit filled the air, inspired by WassailFest that ran from Thursday through Saturday. That afternoon the traditional parade down Broadway featured almost 30 participating groups or floats (the most in memory.) The creative design of the floats and the decorated vehicles continues to amaze me as they get better each year. Santa Claus arrived in a 1904 carriage drawn by two Percheron horses; what a breathtaking sight! The end of the parade featured a surprise, epic proposal – see our Facebook page for more details!
The Eagle Chamber of Commerce has coordinated Christmas on Broadway for more than a quarter of a century. Five years ago, the decision was made to move it to Saturday evening with more activities, including a bonfire and live music in the Town Park following the parade.
We are especially grateful to the event sponsors and our partners at the Town of Eagle who made the event possible.
Volunteers are the backbone of this event and a special ‘thank you’ goes to the coordinating committee, parade volunteers and participants, and first responders for their assistance in creating this memorable event.
Lastly, it was great to see so many Eagle families enjoying the parade, Santa’s Workshop, a Live Nativity, Snowflake making and the 20 gallons of hot Wassail that were served by the bonfire, while we listened to the excellent, local Back Roads Root band.
The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Eagle; come experience it this month, and enjoy Eagle throughout 2018!
You can enjoy lots of photos at our Facebook page.