Christmas Parade finds its stride after a year away

The Science Hill drumline makes its thunderous entrance onto Main Street during this year’s Johnson City Christmas Parade. PHOTOS BY DAVE ONGIE

Normalcy was on full display in downtown Johnson City last Saturday morning as folks lined the streets to witness the return of the Johnson City Christmas Parade after a one-year hiatus.

Pete Peterson, who is preparing to retire from his role as city manager, served as the grand marshal this year. Those in attendance enjoyed a healthy dose of Christmas music and saw plenty of brightly colored floats glide by, many of them accompanied by people handing out candy.

A few businesses along the route offered free hot chocolate and other Christmas goodies. The Science Hill band and JROTC participated in the event, as did athletes from ETSU and cheerleaders from Milligan University.

As usual, Santa Claus made his way into Johnson City just in time for the Christmas season, waving to all the good boys and girls on the sidewalks below.

A couple young parade goers patiently wait for the show to get on the road.
This Drummer Boy takes a break to enjoy a candy cane.
City Manager Pete Peterson served as the grand marshal of this year’s Christmas Parade.
Near the end of the parade, this dog appeared to be all tuckered out.

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