Miami Marlins Infielder to Lead Annual Holiday Tradition
The Falls today announced that Derek Dietrich of the Miami Marlins will serve as the Grand Marshal in the 21st Annual Miracle on 136th Street holiday parade. Taking place on Saturday, November 18 beginning at 1 p.m., the free community parade will spread holiday cheer for all ages.
In addition to local dignitaries, celebrities and Jolly Old Saint Nick, the parade will feature music from local marching bands, holiday-themed floats, bag pipers, stilt walkers, junkanoos, community groups and internationally recognized costumed characters. Following the parade, the festive fun will continue with a special interactive activation by the holiday parade sponsor, HITN TV, in Center Court, as well as live entertainment every hour and musical performances. To conclude the holiday parade festivities, families are invited to countdown with Santa in Center Court for the grand fireworks finale!
This year’s parade will be led by Grand Marshal, Derek Dietrich. A star player for the Miami Marlins, he is best known for being a utility player and has dominated both infield and outfield positions. In a successful 2017 season, he set career highs with 56 runs, 13 homeruns, and appeared at first, second and third base, as well as in left field.
The beneficiary of the 21st Annual Miracle on 136th Street holiday parade is The Live Like Bella® Childhood Cancer Foundation. The namesake non-profit supports the fight against childhood cancer in three ways; funding research, offering in-treatment support and memorial assistance. The Live Like Bella® Foundation has raised over $4 million for childhood cancer research and encourages the community to join in one of the numerous ways to give back, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities. For additional information, please visit livelikebella.org.
For more information about the parade, please call (305) 255-4571 or visit the mall website at www.simon.com/thefalls.