Christmas comes to Downtown Newberry


Santa Claus came to Newberry for its annual Christmas parade and was pulling up the rear of the parade atop a fire truck.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Titus family gets ready to enjoy the parade.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Thornhill and Trammell families snuggled together to get ready for the parade.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Members of the Newberry Police Department stopped to talk with parade attendees.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

And here it comes! The 2016 Newberry Christmas Parade is officially beginning.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Rep. Walt McLeod served as the grand marshal of the parade.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

One of the cool things about being IN a parade is that you get to wave to everyone — like these folks.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Members of the Newberry County Career Center Firefighter Program took part in the parade.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Sen. Ronnie Cromer waved to onlookers as his entry into the parade moved along.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Rick Martin, who successfully ran for the seat Walt McLeod is vacating at the end of the year, walked in the parade.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Angie Bachofner danced along with D.C. Danceworks School of Dance.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The folks on this float were riding along while relaxing.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry Elementary School Learning Clubs filled this float from the front to the back.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry County Literacy Council’s float was decorated with a tree and a fireplace.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry Academy Marching Band participated in the parade.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Little Santa was a part of the Newberry Academy Marching Band.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Old Time Baptist Church decorated its float with scripture.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Even Christmas presents walked in the parade.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Cub Scout Pack One carried the American flag and other flags during the parade.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

It looks like Santa and a couple of his reindeer were an early entry in the parade.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry Chapter of Sons of Allen took part in the parade.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Diamond Jade walked down Main Street.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Members of Newberry County 4-H brought some cows — albeit wooden cows — to accompany them during the parade.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

This grandma did not get run over by a reindeer.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Say hello to the elf.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Riding down Main Street in style.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Sheriff Lee Foster and his family took part in the parade.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Santa Claus came to Newberry for its annual Christmas parade and was pulling up the rear of the parade atop a fire truck.

The Titus family gets ready to enjoy the parade.

The Thornhill and Trammell families snuggled together to get ready for the parade.

Members of the Newberry Police Department stopped to talk with parade attendees.

And here it comes! The 2016 Newberry Christmas Parade is officially beginning.

Rep. Walt McLeod served as the grand marshal of the parade.

One of the cool things about being IN a parade is that you get to wave to everyone — like these folks.

Members of the Newberry County Career Center Firefighter Program took part in the parade.

Sen. Ronnie Cromer waved to onlookers as his entry into the parade moved along.

Rick Martin, who successfully ran for the seat Walt McLeod is vacating at the end of the year, walked in the parade.

Angie Bachofner danced along with D.C. Danceworks School of Dance.

The folks on this float were riding along while relaxing.

The Newberry Elementary School Learning Clubs filled this float from the front to the back.

The Newberry County Literacy Council’s float was decorated with a tree and a fireplace.

The Newberry Academy Marching Band participated in the parade.

Little Santa was a part of the Newberry Academy Marching Band.

Old Time Baptist Church decorated its float with scripture.

Even Christmas presents walked in the parade.

Cub Scout Pack One carried the American flag and other flags during the parade.

It looks like Santa and a couple of his reindeer were an early entry in the parade.

The Newberry Chapter of Sons of Allen took part in the parade.

Diamond Jade walked down Main Street.

Members of Newberry County 4-H brought some cows — albeit wooden cows — to accompany them during the parade.

This grandma did not get run over by a reindeer.

Say hello to the elf.

Riding down Main Street in style.

Sheriff Lee Foster and his family took part in the parade.

Santa Claus came to Newberry for its annual Christmas parade and was pulling up the rear of the parade atop a fire truck.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0751.jpgSanta Claus came to Newberry for its annual Christmas parade and was pulling up the rear of the parade atop a fire truck. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Titus family gets ready to enjoy the parade.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0643.jpgThe Titus family gets ready to enjoy the parade. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Thornhill and Trammell families snuggled together to get ready for the parade.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0645.jpgThe Thornhill and Trammell families snuggled together to get ready for the parade. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Members of the Newberry Police Department stopped to talk with parade attendees.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0646.jpgMembers of the Newberry Police Department stopped to talk with parade attendees. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

And here it comes! The 2016 Newberry Christmas Parade is officially beginning.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0647.jpgAnd here it comes! The 2016 Newberry Christmas Parade is officially beginning. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Rep. Walt McLeod served as the grand marshal of the parade.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0650.jpgRep. Walt McLeod served as the grand marshal of the parade. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

One of the cool things about being IN a parade is that you get to wave to everyone — like these folks.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0660.jpgOne of the cool things about being IN a parade is that you get to wave to everyone — like these folks. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Members of the Newberry County Career Center Firefighter Program took part in the parade.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0667.jpgMembers of the Newberry County Career Center Firefighter Program took part in the parade. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Sen. Ronnie Cromer waved to onlookers as his entry into the parade moved along.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0676.jpgSen. Ronnie Cromer waved to onlookers as his entry into the parade moved along. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Rick Martin, who successfully ran for the seat Walt McLeod is vacating at the end of the year, walked in the parade.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0679.jpgRick Martin, who successfully ran for the seat Walt McLeod is vacating at the end of the year, walked in the parade. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Angie Bachofner danced along with D.C. Danceworks School of Dance.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0682.jpgAngie Bachofner danced along with D.C. Danceworks School of Dance. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The folks on this float were riding along while relaxing.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0685.jpgThe folks on this float were riding along while relaxing. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry Elementary School Learning Clubs filled this float from the front to the back.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0693.jpgThe Newberry Elementary School Learning Clubs filled this float from the front to the back. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry County Literacy Council’s float was decorated with a tree and a fireplace.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0697.jpgThe Newberry County Literacy Council’s float was decorated with a tree and a fireplace. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry Academy Marching Band participated in the parade.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0701.jpgThe Newberry Academy Marching Band participated in the parade. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Little Santa was a part of the Newberry Academy Marching Band.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0702.jpgLittle Santa was a part of the Newberry Academy Marching Band. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Old Time Baptist Church decorated its float with scripture.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0711.jpgOld Time Baptist Church decorated its float with scripture. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Even Christmas presents walked in the parade.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0717.jpgEven Christmas presents walked in the parade. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Cub Scout Pack One carried the American flag and other flags during the parade.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0728.jpgCub Scout Pack One carried the American flag and other flags during the parade. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

It looks like Santa and a couple of his reindeer were an early entry in the parade.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0730.jpgIt looks like Santa and a couple of his reindeer were an early entry in the parade. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry Chapter of Sons of Allen took part in the parade.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0731.jpgThe Newberry Chapter of Sons of Allen took part in the parade. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Diamond Jade walked down Main Street.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0732.jpgDiamond Jade walked down Main Street. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Members of Newberry County 4-H brought some cows — albeit wooden cows — to accompany them during the parade.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0734.jpgMembers of Newberry County 4-H brought some cows — albeit wooden cows — to accompany them during the parade. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

This grandma did not get run over by a reindeer.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0735.jpgThis grandma did not get run over by a reindeer. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Say hello to the elf.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0739.jpgSay hello to the elf. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Riding down Main Street in style.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0744.jpgRiding down Main Street in style. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Sheriff Lee Foster and his family took part in the parade.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_DSC_0655.jpgSheriff Lee Foster and his family took part in the parade. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

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