City’s annual parade kicks off the holidays

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Posted: December 3, 2013

The Winchester Star

Robert E. Aylor Middle School eighth-grader Gwen Lord plays her trumpet adorned with Christmas lights as she marches with the band Monday night in the Winchester Christmas Parade. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Addison Krupa, 5, of Winchester, a member of Girl Scout Troop 40469, dressed as a present with reindeer antlers to march in the parade.
Santa Claus throws the candy cane power switch to illuminate the Christmas tree on the Loudoun Street Mall after the parade. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Wise man Albert Pinto of Frederick County leads “Junior” the camel, of Wilson's Wild Animal Park, west on Piccadilly Street during the parade.
A crowd gathers on the Loudoun Street Mall after the Winchester Christmas Parade on Monday night for the illumination of the Christmas tree in front of the Old Court House Civil War Museum.


For 6-year-old Alexis Woodward, the best part of the city’s Christmas parade isn’t the floats.

“[Santa’s] the best part of the parade because he’s the one who makes the tree light up in…

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