The Emerald Isle Christmas Parade

Submitted by OcracokeWaves on Sun, 12/14/2008 - 04:31.
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We had a great time this afternoon at the Emerald Isle Christmas parade.  While the crowds were a little smaller because of the event being rained out on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, there were plenty of people lining Emerald Drive for the big event this afternoon at 4 PM.

We got to see the Wells Fargo stage coach and Santa arrive in a carriage.  There were some great floats, the Croatan High School band, horses, dogs, motorcycles, golf carts, and plenty of nice cars.

It was a great old fashioned Christmas Parade where anyone could participate.

I posted some pictures at my Picasa Web Albums site.

We also stayed for the tree lighting which was handled by Mayor Art Schools.  Santa arrived just before dark.   There were a number of youngsters lined to visit with him.