christmas parade

christmas parade

Holiday Parade 2 Holiday Parade 4Desoto’s forty-second annual Christmas parade took place December 6 this year. It began at Seahawk Drive and continued on a southerly route on Hampton Road, ending at the Desoto Town Center. Some of the floats went all out in their decorations, the theme being anything which caused reminiscence of “Charlie Brown’s Christmas.” Many hours of preparation the week of and the week before the parade promised a magical procession. As the daylight slowly faded, the lights of the beautifully decorated floats sparkled, catching the eyes of the many spectators eagerly awaiting the procession. Although it was cold, there was still quite a turnout, and there was a small stand selling hot chocolate to take a bite out of the chill in the air. Most lucky onlookers were also able to receive candy from the floats, along with a hearty “Merry Christmas!” The parade came to an end with Mr. and Mrs. Claus riding atop a fire truck waving to the gathered community, wishing them the best of holidays.