Holiday cheer blows away chilly weather for the annual Christmas Parade in downtown Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Chilly winds, gray clouds, and dampness didn’t stand a chance against the spirit of Christmas on Saturday, as the annual Christmas parade made its way through downtown Huntsville.

Eighty-nine groups participated, including bands, dance groups, and emergency responders.

Many created floats to communicate something about their organization and deliver a holiday greeting.

WHNT NEWS 19 was number 78.  The crew waited 30 minutes in a parking lot near the intersection of Clinton and Woodson before they ever moved.

The streets were lined with all kinds of people, many bundled up in coats, hats, gloves and blankets.

There were also dozens of dogs decked out with reindeer ears and antlers and other holiday garb.

The final exhibitor in the parade was the favorite of the day — Santa Claus.

Huntsville Police blocked off roads until 2:30 p.m. to protect the parade and control traffic around it.

WHNT NEWS 19 would like to hear from you if you attended the parade.  Please send in your pictures to photo@whnt.com and we’ll include them in our photo gallery.

Happy Holidays!

 

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