An entry from the Winsloe United Church has been named the “Best Overall” float from the 14th annual Charlottetown Christmas parade Saturday.
Thousands braved through on-and-off rain showers during the parade to see Santa Claus make his guest appearance.
The parade saw some attendants grow concerned when two fire engines sped through the corner of Grafton Street and University Avenue, which was part of the route. However, the call turned out to be a false alarm.
Other than the alarm, the parade was filled with much Christmas cheer, sparkling lights and holiday music.
Other winning entries in the parade were:
Best School Float - Ecole Francois Buote
Top Choir/Band - 148 Army Cadets
Best First Time Entry - Town of Cornwall
Best Church Entry - Charlottetown Bible Chapel
Most Original Float - Mary and Joseph
Holiday Spirit Award - Home Depot
Best Fire Entry - North Pole Christmas Present Fire Engine
Best Costume – Christmas Tree – Ocean 100
Best Christmas Theme Float - Parkdale Sherwood Lions Club
Crowd’s Choice - PEI Rocket Hockey Club