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December 19, 2020

The 1974 North End Christmas Party Through Fascinating Photos

The North End is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It has the distinction of being the city’s oldest residential community, where people have continuously inhabited since it was settled in the 1630s.

Though small, only 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2), the neighborhood has nearly one hundred establishments and a variety of tourist attractions. It is known for its Italian American population and Italian restaurants. The district is a pending Boston Landmark.

These fascinating photos from Boston City Archives of the Mayor Kevin White Collection were taken at the North End Christmas Party on December 22, 1974.

Santa arrives at North End Christmas Party and Parade in a helicopter

Band at North End Christmas Party and Parade

Men with Santa Claus at North End Christmas Parade and Party

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse with Santa Claus at North End Christmas Party and Parade

Santa Claus with the crowd and other costumed individuals at North End Christmas Party and Parade

Santa Claus with crowd and Big Bird at North End Christmas Party and Parade

Woman holding a child at North End Christmas Party and Parade

    St. Thomas Aquinas Band marching in North End Christmas Parade

Trolley in North End Christmas Parade

Characters in costume including Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck marching in North End Christmas Parade

Characters in costume march in North End Christmas Parade

Characters in costume including Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck march in North End Christmas Parade

North End Christmas Party and Parade

Trolley in North End Christmas Parade

Children in trolley in North End Christmas Parade

People riding in trolley in North End Christmas Parade

Children with North End Athletic Association banner march in North End Christmas Parade

Car in North End Christmas Parade

Santa Claus in car with children dressed as elves in North End Christmas Parade on Hanover Street

North End Christmas Parade on Hanover Street

North End Christmas Parade on Hanover Street

Santa Claus in car with children dressed as elves at North End Christmas Party and Parade

Woman and dog watch North End Christmas Parade from window

Crowd watching North End Christmas Parade

Man walking in North End Christmas Parade

Woman, child, and dog watching North End Christmas Parade from a window

Santa Claus with children dressed as elves in North End Christmas Parade

Man watching North End Christmas Parade from window

Crowd watching North End Christmas Parade

Santa Claus with crowd at the North End Christmas Parade and Party

Woman and children watch North End Christmas parade from window

Band marches in North End Christmas Parade on Hanover Street

Fire Engine in North End Christmas Parade on Hanover Street

Santa Claus in car with children dressed as elves in North End Christmas Parade

Santa Claus in car with children dressed as elves in North End Christmas Parade on Hanover Street

St. Thomas Aquinas Band in North End Christmas Parade on Hanover Street

North End Christmas Parade at Murphy Court and Commercial Street

Donald Duck rides on hood of car in North End Christmas Parade

Mounted police officers in North End Christmas Parade

Crowd watching North End Christmas Parade

Characters in costume and others march in North End Christmas Parade

Accordion player and other men with Santa Claus at City Hall after North End Christmas Parade and Party

Children with Santa Claus at North End Christmas Party

Man with Santa Claus at North End Christmas Party

Men with Santa Claus at City Hall after North End Christmas Parade and Party

Women with Santa Claus at North End Christmas Party




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