The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church float is the winner of the 2018 Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The New Beginnings Fellowship float is the runner-up of the 2018 Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The 2018 Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade judges are Los Alamos County Economic Development Administrator Joanie Ahlers, left, and Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark. County Councilor Morrie Pongratz announces the floats. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos MainStreet News:
The Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade with the “Candyland” theme took place tonight along Central Avenue, with judges Carol A. Clark of The Los Alamos Daily Post and Los Alamos County Economic Development Administrator Joanie Ahlers.
Some 4,000 spectators turned out to view the 35 floats participating in this year’s parade.
Clark and Ahlers declared the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church float the winning entry and the New Beginnings Fellowship float the runner-up.
Winning Float descriptions:
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church: Draw a donkey card and move forward to the star space. Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church presents “Bethlehem in Candy Land.” IHM is a Christian community rooted in scripture and strengthened by tradition that comes together to celebrate the real presence of Jesus Christ in our lives. This holiday season nothing is
sweeter than faith in the little babe of Bethlehem.
New Beginnings Fellowship: New Beginnings Fellowship invites the community to experience Christmas at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 … also, to start off Christmas Eve. they invite the community to join them for a Candlelight Service at 5 p.m. Dec. 24.
Check back at ladailypost.com to view photos of other floats in tonight’s parade.
Los Alamos MainStreet and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will be publishing the names of the scavenger hunt and raffle winners soon, for those who missed the announcements at the Ashley Pond stage this evening following the parade. The raffle winners can pick up their cash prize at Los Alamos National Bank and the scavenger hunt winners who didn’t yet claim their prize can pick up their gift bags at the Los Alamos Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce starting Monday.
Scene from the annual tree lighting tonight around Ashley Pond. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com