The 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
A white horse drawn carriage carried the Grand Marshal
Antique firetrucks were shiny and bright
Love this old red truck leading the Tooth Fairies
And here they are in all of their splendor
Frozen floats made a special appearance
Elf houses were listed by local realtors
Frozen trees were wrapped in blue and surrounded by fans
Little cutie pies led painted ponies
The Cashiers–Highlands Humane Society marched
And Burmese Mountain dogs pulled carts laden with greens and puppies
The Volunteer of the Year volunteered to be in the parade
Life-size Tonka trucks were there
followed by Gators that moved to the mountains
White ponies pulled cute little carts with riders
And the Grinch pulled small elves in seasonal wagons
Marching bands played Christmas favorites
This float carried beauties clad in red for the season
The Tri -State Soccer Champs were there … three years in a row
Horses and penguins delighted the crowd
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
Hugging was contagious all over town
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
The fire chief was there with all of his trucks
Motorcycle elves towed dachshunds elves
And Elf cars were driven by elves
Santa completed the parade … Let the season begin!
All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.