After being rescheduled due to rain and a forecast of possible severe weather, Highland’s Lighted Christmas Parade went off without a hitch Saturday night.
Throughout downtown Highland, Christmas-themed floats, characters and even Santa Claus marched toward the city’s Plaza Square where the annual lighting of the park was held after the parade.
Hosted by the Highland Chamber of Commerce, the parade featured more than 50 floats this year, the most entries Chamber Executive Director Nancie Zobrist said the event has ever had.
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“That’s the most I think we’ve ever had. It’s great and we’re excited about it,” Zobrist said.
She said while rescheduling the parade was hectic, the community was supportive through the change.
“Switching the dates was a little hectic but Highland’s a great community to live in and everyone was really understanding,” Zobrist said.
This year Starlight Dance Studio won the parade’s float competition. Each float was themed around “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree.”