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Thank you for registering your child(ren) for the Grand Menorah Hummer Parade! Please take a few minutes to carefully read the information below. The event begins at 5pm with an exclusive dessert reception with Mayor Marty Walsh. Parents of registered children are encouraged to attend. The reception will be a lovely event with refreshments and the opportunity to show the presence of our Jewish community to the mayor. Children should be dropped off at 5:30pm in the cafeteria on the 1st floor.


5:00pm- All children riding Hummers must be brought to cafeteria in Shaloh House, adults proceed to the dessert reception on the 2nd floor.

6:00pm- Menorah Lighting in front of Shaloh House with Mayor Walsh

6:15pm- Hummer Menorah Parade begins with police escort throughout Boston

7:30pm- Parade procession concludes at Shaloh House


If you plan on joining the vehicle procession throughout Boston in your own vehicle, please drive on to Dighton Street and volunteers will direct where to park. If you are NOT planning on joining the parade in your car or you are just coming to drop off children, please park ONLY in the Bank of America parking lot OR Veronica Smith parking lot. Please see the parking map below. PLEASE NOTE THAT BOSTON POLICE WILL BE TOWING UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES ON CHESTNUT HILL AVE.

Dropping Off Children

If you have not yet registered your child for the parade, please do so now by visiting  Children riding on Hummers MUST ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 5:45PM. Upon arrival at Shaloh House, please proceed to the cafeteria on the first floor in order for your child to receive his/her colored wristband. CHILDREN WITHOUT WRISTBANDS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON HUMMERS. Once children have received their colored wrist bands, children must stay with their chaperone until the end of the parade.


If you are joining the parade in your vehicle: Please be sure to park on Dighton Street where instructed. Park your vehicle as close as possible to the vehicle in front of you. Drivers MUST return to vehicle IMMEDIATELY following the Menorah lighting so the parade can start promptly. Upon returning to your vehicle, turn on engine and emergency flashers and await further instruction. During the parade, Boston Police have requested that cars remain as close as possible to the vehicle in front of you and not to stop for pedestrians to cross or traffic to go through parade procession. Doing so will not only disturb the parade but also create a severe safety hazard for the police escort and pedestrians.


Wishing you a Happy Chanukah and looking forward to your participation!