St. Augustine holds annual Christmas parade


St. Augustine ushered in the holiday season Dec. 3 with its annual Christmas parade.

Starting at the Mission of Nombre de Dios, the parade proceeded through downtown and finished behind the visitor center. The parade included floats, festive decorations, animals and holiday-themed performances presented by local businesses and community groups.

Visiting St. Augustine from Georgia, Lynne Melos and her friends called the parade a unique experience

“This is only the second parade I’ve been to,” she said. “It fulfills something I didn’t have in my childhood.”

Santa served the role of showstopper as the last attraction of the parade.