While I was waiting for the parade to start, the Highlands Education Association was giving out free cups of hot cocoa and hot apple cider.
The parade had a number of marching units.
There were lots of local fire departments in the parade, and it seemed that some came from further than the previous year's parade.
There were floats from a number of organizations.
In addition to all the politicians who made an appearance, we even had a meteorologist in the parade. But with the weatherman busy riding in the parade I was wondering who was making sure the rains would hold off?
And there were mascots of all sorts:
And of course the parade concluded with the arrival of Santa.