Earwood's Karate Studio waves to the crowd during Newberry's Christmas parade on Saturday.
The parade wouldn't be complete with Santa Claus bringing up the end of the parade Saturday.
A Newberry Academy cheerleader hands out free candy to children watching the parade. The Academy cheerleaders were also close by the Academy band. Here, Leila Kate and Hannah Quattlebaum and Jaylee Koon graciously receive candy.
Mid-Carolina Middle cheerleaders kept up the spirit Saturday during the parade in Newberry.
The LoRex float featured characters from Dr.Seuss in Newberry's Christmas parade.
The Fireman of the Year, Andrew Morris, waves to all Saturday during the parade along with a couple of furry friends.
First Baptist Church in Newberry handed out free hot chocolate on Saturday before, during and after the Christmas parade on Main Street in Newberry. Jennifer Ludwig, left, and Becca Eddy hang out and pass out free drinks. Ludwig works at Newberry High and Eddy is a student at Newberry College.
Makeyla Nelson, left, and Blakelynn Nicole Clark received a couple of foam hats thanks to Liberty Tax Service in the Newberry Christmas parade. The girls stared in awe at the many floats coming down Main Street that day.
Young boys in Newberry's Cub Scouts Pack 1 wave to all Saturday during the Christmas parade.
Newberry Elementary Rockets keep going with cheers and Christmas spirit during Newberry's Christmas parade on Saturday.
Students involved with FFA at the Newberry County Career Center went all out with tractors and Christmas trees displayed on their float in Saturday's Christmas parade in Newberry.
The Newberry Academy band didn't miss a beat on Saturday during the Newberry Christmas parade.
Twin Oaks Animal Hospital in Silverstreet featured humans and plenty of furry friends in their float Saturday.
NEWBERRY — More than 100 floats and groups brought in the Christmas spirit Saturday in Newberry’s Christmas parade.
The parade helped to bring in the Christmas cheer in which Prosperity also accentuated the spirit with their parade on Sunday afternoon.
Out of all the entries the Newberry Jaycees decided on three winners later in the afternoon. All winners will receive a plaque and a $100 check as sponsored by the Jaycees and the City of Newberry.
The winners for the 2012 Christmas Parade are:
• Best walking group Newberry High School JROTC
• Best decorated vehicle Cassidy Price
• Best float Newberry County 4-H
Downtown Newberry was lined up and down with people young and old who came to see friends, family or Jolly Old Saint Nick himself.
While there were slightly less entries this year as compared to last year, the number of parade watchers definitely increased, according to Parade Chair Haley Mcbride-Stuhr with the Jaycees.
The grand marshal were the Newberry Jaycees Camp Hope Cuties Queens who wore crowns to symbolize their winning titles. Their pageant was held earlier this year.
Along with law enforcement and elected officials, cheerleaders and bands also contributed to the parade as did businesses and organizations.
However, when Santa Claus brought up the rear, children lit up and started waving.
“On behalf of the Newberry Jaycees, we appreciate all who participated in the parade, those who attended as spectators, the downtown merchants and the media for your continued support,” said Stuhr.
She adds that anyone may contact the Jaycees for more information about their organizations which “strives to teach leadership skills to young adults through various community and individual development projects.”