Posted on 04 December 2011.
The Cornelius Elementary Unicycle Club rolls down Main Street in the North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade Saturday. (Chip Dawson photo)
With sun shining and temperatures in the high 50s, more than 2,300 marchers walked, dance, tumbled and rode from Davidson to Cornelius in the 29th annual North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade.
The annual tradition, organized by Davidson Fire Department and Cornelius-Lemley Volunteer Fire Department, featured floats, marching bands, business owners, politicians, and exotic vehicles ranging from antique cars to fire engines to farm tractors. Even Santa Claus was there, perched on a high seat atop a flatbed float.
More about the event on the official web page, on www.ci.davidson.nc.us
Santa rode toward the railroad overpass on NC 115 on a Davidson Day School float (Rachel Goldstein/CorneliusNews.net)
Davidson Elementary School's Turning Tigers jumprope team (Rachel Goldstein/CorneliusNews.net)
North Mecklenburg High School marching band. (Rachel Goldstein/CorneliusNews.net)
With Davidson Lands Conservancy president Pam Dykstra in the back, Davidson Village Inn's Gordon Clark pedaled his Green Machine under the railroad overpass on NC 115. (Rachel Goldstein/CorneliusNews.net)
Acrofitness marchers. (Rachel Goldstein/CorneliusNews.net)
The parade started on North Main Street Davidson and headed south through downtown. Those are the Cornelius Elementary unicyclists. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)