Lots and lots of photos from this perfect parade on a perfect night attended by perfectly nice crowd!
Pretty Melinda Mapp led off the parade in her candy cane scarf. Although I couldn’t see him, I’m sure the warm man next to her was her dear Louis. There was no sign on this side of the car, but I’m guessing it was a car for Santa’s favorite helpers.
Our favorite high school band kept the crowd happy with holiday tunes.
We met several people who were visiting from Mobile and Florence Alabama who were excited about our parade. They were all lovely and it was fun to get to see the parade through the eyes of first-time attendees. They were surprised at how all the people throw candy, beads, peanuts and a few moon pies. Once you are spoiled by a real Mardi Gras parade, you always expect lots of loot! I loved this float with billowing snow, twinkling lights and strands of marshmallows seeming to float through the air.
The new middle school students got to march in their first parade, and sounded wonderful!
My favorite snowflake girls did a great job as always.
In addition to the snowflake dancers, there was also a fabulous group of majorettes, but I was so excited to see them, I didn’t get a good photo, but they were awesome! Love the majorettes!
Â I’m sure most ofÂ The Baldwin Pops have done their time marching down the streets. Older and wiser, they ride in style now. Their Christmas concerts are this week in several locations. Click HERE for the schedule.
The Eastern Shore Art Center had their sporty Puttin’ on the Gritz truck on display – it’s much too precious to actually drive! The second annual Puttin’ on the Gritz is coming up in April, so get ready!
Many churches participate in this parade with their youth groups and children helping build the floats.
It’s always so fun to see the children having such a good time.
And here’s popular Lori Dubose from WABF 1220 AM bringing you all the news about Fairhope!
The Dogwood Trail Maids were on hand with their warm matching capes.
And no Southern parade is complete without beauty queens and Â . . .
Such a fun night, full of happiness and the Christmas spirit!
Thanks so much for the beautiful pictures. We were so busy looking at the floats that we didn’t take any pictures. It was a great time with everyone around us enjoying the parade too.
All that’s missing is your brother’s fire truck! Lovely parade in a lovely town…! I especially like the Dogwood Trail Maids.
Actually, our City Council rides in the parade on Fairhope’s old fire truck! Didn’t snap a photo of them this year, but they were a favorite! And I agree, everyone loves the Dogwood Trail Maids!
Now that gives me the Christmas spirit. Beautiful photos of happy people. Thanks!
The only unhappy person I heard of was a young’un who got whopped up side the head with a caramel being thrown by the City Council. But after he ate it, he was happy again!
Looks like it was indeed a wonderful evening filled with Christmas spirit! I love the float with the little lights and marshmallows and of course the bands with what I’m sure was beautiful Christmas music. What a great way to enjoy the season………..
Thanks Emily. It was magical. Happy Christmas season to you!