BOONE − Pleasant, sunny weather greeted large crowds at the 2015 Downtown Boone Christmas Parade on Dec. 5. The parade marched down King Street at 11 a.m. from the Watauga County Courthouse towards Appalachian State University's Legends parking lot.
Following the parade was a celebration at the Watauga County Public Library, where kids had the chance to get their picture taken with Santa Claus. For more photos, visit www.wataugademocrat.com.
Photos by Erika Giovanetti
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Seventeen-month-old Eliot Coker is more than happy to meet Santa during holiday events Dec. 5 in downtown Boone.
Mr. and Mrs. Claus parade down King Street in the magic sleigh.
The sunny 2015 parade saw a much larger turnout than the 2014 parade, when it was cold and rainy.
The Boone Drug carriage featured two horses with Santa hats to get parade viewers in the Christmas spirit.
3-month-old Hazel Morrison snoozes on Santa’s lap at a celebration earlier this year at the Watauga County Public Library.
Once again, Rudolph manned the caboose of the downtown Boone Christmas Parade.
KAMPN4Autism had a special parade carriage for this year's event.
Studio K came out in full dress to promote their upcoming production of "The Nutcracker."
The Watauga High School Band's Colorguard performed at the parade.
The Watauga High School Band provided music for the parade.
Dan Meyer and Barbara Armstrong represent the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce.
Members of SG Ballet dress up in full dance gear for the Boone Christmas parade held Dec. 5.
Cars from Mountain View Speedway joined the parade, obeying all posted speed limits.
The Watauga American Legion displayed the colors before the emergency vehicles came through.