St. Augustine holds annual Christmas parade despite fears of cancellation


Despite fears that the St. Augustine Christmas parade would be cancelled this year due to lack of funding, sponsors came forward and the annual holiday tradition took place after all on Saturday, Dec. 2.

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

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