Saturday, December 8, 2012

Chattanooga 2012 Holiday Starlight Parade

Saturday, December 8, 2012 was the annual downtown Chattanooga Holiday Starlight Parade. Although it was December, the weather was only mildly cool and very dry. In other words, it was a perfect evening for a perfect Christmas Parade. (Actually, I should say Christmas parades since the boat parade was right after the street parade). It seemed that the whole city turned out for the largest and most fun parade of the year. Check out the below pictures to see the highlights of the 2012 Holiday Starlight Parade in Chattanooga, TN.

212 Market's entry sign

Parade goers waiting at the corner of  Broad Street and Aquarium Way.

Picture of Broad Street in Chattanooga at dusk

Picture of Broad Street in Chattanooga in Holiday lights

Kids playing at the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza

Kids playing with light sabers before the start of the parade

Chattanooga's Christmas Tree on the Tennessee River

McKamey's Animal Center

Mosteller's Garage Float

Mosteller's Environmental Cleanup

Decorated Rollback at the Holiday Starlight Parade 2012

Play Ball! The Chattanooga Lookout's Tram

American Red Cross Disaster Services

Decorated dune buggies in the Chattanooga Holiday Parade

Howard High School Marching Band 2012

McKamey's Float -- that is a big dog following the truck

The doggies walking have lights around them

United Twirling Dancers-hard to tell in pictures but the batons are lite up

More pictures of United Twirling

More United Twirling Pictures

Last picture of United Twirling

Another picture of Mosteller's Garage Truck

Waiting for the start of the 2012 Holiday Starlight Parade

Picture of Howard High School Marching Band

City of Chattanooga's Holiday Lights

Let the parade begin in Chattanooga, TN 2012

Only in the South will we let kids play in water in the middle of December.

Not sure what this is but I thought the Chinese dragon effect was pretty cool.

Thanks for reading about what to do in Chattanooga and the special events being held in this great town. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Be sure to check out the Holiday Boat Parade and the Collegedale-Ooltewah Parade Pictures.