On Friday evening, there was a ceremony to light the tree in Homecoming Circle, and Santa greeting the children at the community center.
The next day, the parade kicked at 2 p.m. at the Friendsville Elementary School. Santa was back on hand to check on who has been naughty and who has been nice. Children enjoyed some sweets as parade participants threw candy to the young ones.
Photographer Leslie Karnowski attended the tree lighting and the
parade and took these pictures for Blount Today.