The date is all set for the big annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in Medford.

It all starts at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. That’s when marchers will be assembling at Tremont Elementary School at 143 Tremont Avenue, right off Route 112 (map below).

The parade starts at 4 p.m. and marches north along Route 112 to Medford Memorial Park for the night’s tree-lighting component.

Then there’s hot chocolate and cookies to be had at the neighboring Medford Fire Department, according to the organizers, the Medford Chamber of Commerce.

Those who would like to participate in the parade are being asked to contact Jean Dowd at 516-695-0337, or email her at jean.dowd@fairwaymc.com.

Tap below for photos from last year’s parade.