By: Jacob Kessler
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
On December 2nd, the Village of Swanton hosted their annual Christmas Parade, a well-attended event that featured a variety of attractions that delighted participants of all ages.
The parade began on North Main Street, where a colorful array of trucks, bands, floats, and passionate people marched with a festive spirit.
As the parade continued through the downtown area, the procession turned right onto Dodge Street, where the crowds cheered on the energetic performers.
This year, the parade was given a unique theme, “A Hollywood Christmas”, with floats in the parade being decorated to match this theme.
To complement the parade, a craft show was held at the Swanton High School that was open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., allowing visitors to explore a diverse selection of unique items.
Following the craft show, the parade kicked off at 10:30 a.m. and was followed by a series of family-friendly activities held at the school.
These activities included a variety of entertainment options, including a Juggler Show, Happy The Clown, and a crafts-for-kids event.
Children also had the opportunity to meet with Santa Claus from 11:00 a.m. to noon and then again from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The parade drew a sizable crowd, with parents and children alike lining the streets to catch a glimpse of the colorful floats and flying candy.
The weather was relatively mild for the season and made the parade more enjoyable for the spectators.
Overall, it was an exciting and entertaining day for families in Swanton, and the parade and accompanying activities were a testament to the community’s holiday spirit and creativity.