Annual Christmas Light Parade attracts crowds on a warm Sunday night
December 21, 2012 by James
An unseasonably warm night on Sunday, December 9 brought out the crowds to the annual Christmas Light Parade and fireworks show on Coleman Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Flyer printing and poster printing were no doubt used to remind the community of the annual event, which helps to bring the holiday spirit into the town.
The parade began at 5:45 pm after the Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks at the Moultrie Middle School at 5:30. It ended at the Sea Island Shopping Center, about an hour and a half later after the procession of over 100 floats that culminated with Santa on a fire truck following the tradition of the parade.
The Mount Pleasant Fire Department Honor Guard and the Wando High School Band led the parade. Behind them were the Grand Marshall, Dr. Nancy McGinley, Charleston County Superintendent Billy Swails, the Mayor of Mount Pleasant, and the Mount Pleasant Town Council.
According to Nicole Harvey, Special Events Planner, Mount Pleasant is one of the few towns remaining in the state that has a night parade and, this year, there some floats that were beautifully designed, very creative, and brought some newcomers as well as the traditional favorites from past parades. There was a panel of judges that selected the winning floats from the many churches, organizations, and schools that contributed to the festivities of the parade.
Harvey also expressed her appreciation of the support of the Mayor and the Town Council and the many schools, businesses, churches, and organizations that participate every year, without whom the Parade would not be possible.