The holiday season was officially ushered in in Winter Garden with their annual Christmas Parade on December 1. There were hundreds who lined the streets downtown to enjoy the festivities.
Paraders were able to throw candy to the crowd as they started their march at Dillard Street and proceeded down Plant Street. Santa and Mrs. Claus were of course among the participants and the parade even got a special visit from Mickey Mouse.
Local leaders and representatives from community organizations also joined the route. Music was provided during the parade by the Ocoee and West Orange High School Marching Bands.
The event’s pageant queens were Mrs. Florida US Majesty 2019 Anitra Manning and Mrs. Michigan International Rosie Moore. They both were on-hand to support “The Gift of Life,” which is a non-profit that works with premature babies.