The temperatures have been rising in New Hampshire on the Seacoast and thoughts of the beach and fun in the sun are probably on most people’s minds.

But we’ve got an early Christmas present for you.

After being canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19 concerns, the Portsmouth Holiday Parade will be making its triumphant return for 2021.

According to a Facebook post from Portsmouth NH Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting, the 2021 parade has been given the green light.

The holiday parade has been set for 6 p.m. Saturday, December 4, per the Facebook post.

Additionally, the tree lighting, which was all that occurred for 2020, will take place 5:30 p.m. right before the parade.

An event page has been set up on Facebook already highlighting the festive return of the parade, and you can find that here.

The event notes that the parade begins at Islington Street and that there will be a parking ban downtown for the night of the parade.

The rain date, in case it happens to rain instead of snow during the winter, will be the next day for 6 p.m. Sunday, December 5.

Check out this video of the Thriller Dancers dancing to “Jingle Bell Rock” while adorned in snowman outfits.

And here’s a few photos from past holiday parades to get you even more excited to hit the streets and bring in the festive season this December.

Be sure to look out for more details on the city of Portsmouth website or the Portsmouth NH Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Facebook page in the months leading up the event.

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