A blanket of rain puddled up on the streets of Downtown Johnson City last weekend, but the precipitation did little to dampen the enthusiasm of those who turned out as the City held two events to officially kick off the Christmas season.
Plenty of folks braved a light drizzle on Friday night to witness the city’s Christmas tree lighting in King Commons Park near the Johnson City sign. Saturday morning brought a more steady rain, but it wasn’t enough to deter those who lined the streets between ETSU and Main Street to see the annual Christmas parade.
Led by grand marshal David Nutter, a teacher at Indian Trail Intermediate School, festive floats and marching bands delivered Christmas cheer and handfuls of candy to those assembled. By the time Santa Claus made the turn onto Main Street, the rain had moved out.