Christmas in Cashiers

QThe most wonderful time of the year is officially here! The Cashiers Christmas Parade was held last Saturday at noon. The sun was shining, the air was crisp and the citizens of Cashiers crowded the parade route in anticipation of the annual event.

There were marching bands, horses, firetrucks, antique cars … and even an Elf car made a special appearance! The Christmas Season is officially here in the mountains of North Carolina!

Veterans announced the start of the parade

Veterans announced the start of the parade

 

White horse drawn carriages carried

A white horse drawn carriage carried the Grand Marshal

 

Antique firetrucks were shiny and bright

Antique firetrucks were shiny and bright

 

Love this old red truck

Love this old red truck leading the Tooth Fairies

 

And here they are in all of their splendor

And here they are in all of their splendor

 

Frozen floats made a special appearance

Frozen floats made a special appearance

 

Elf houses were listed by local realtors

Elf houses were listed by local realtors

 

Frozen trees were all wrapped in blue

Frozen trees were wrapped in blue and surrounded by fans

 

Ponies were lead by little 'cutie pies'

Little cutie pies led painted ponies

 

The Highlands—Cashiers humain society was there

The Cashiers–Highlands Humane Society marched

 

And Burnese Mountain dogs pulled carts laden with greens

And Burmese Mountain dogs pulled carts laden with greens and puppies

 

The Volunteer of the Year volunteered to be in the parade

The Volunteer of the Year volunteered to be in the parade

 

Life size Tonka trucks were there

Life-size Tonka trucks were there

 

followed by Gators that moved to the mountains

followed by Gators that moved to the mountains

 

White ponies pulled

White ponies pulled cute little carts with riders

 

Large elves pulled small elves in seasonal wagons

And the Grinch pulled small elves in seasonal wagons

 

Marching bands played Christmas favorites

Marching bands played Christmas favorites

 

This truck carried beauties all clad in red for the season

This float carried beauties clad in red for the season

 

And the Tri State Soccer Champs were there

The Tri -State Soccer Champs were there … three years in a row

 

Horses and penguins were delighting the crowd

Horses and penguins delighted the crowd

 

Loved the tails with braids and bows—hooves were painted red and green

Loved the tails with braids and bows—hooves were painted red and green

 

Santa had an accident ... luckily Flo was there to settle the claim

Santa had an accident … luckily Flo was there to settle the claim

 

Hugging was contagious all over town

Hugging was contagious all over town

 

And toutous and Santa caps were seen all around—Ugly Dog Pub

And tutus and Santa caps were seen all around—Ugly Dog Pub crew was setting a trend

 

Army soldiers with Hummers  were passing out gifts

Army soldiers with Hummers were passing out gifts

 

The fire chief was there with all of his trucks

The fire chief was there with all of his trucks

 

Motorcycle elves towed dachshunds elves

Motorcycle elves towed dachshunds elves

 

And Elf cars were driven by elves

And Elf cars were driven by elves

 

Santa completed the parade ... Let the season begin

Santa completed the parade … Let the season begin!

xo♥, lissy

All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.

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2 Comments

  1. Reply

    Nancoir

    December 22, 2014

    Great pictures! Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS !

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      December 23, 2014

      You got that right!
      xo

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