A HoliDazzling day in Wilmington


More than 50 illuminated floats passed through the huge crowd, shown here at the intersection of Main and South streets, for the 10th HomeTown HoliDazzle Illuminated Parade and Festival. Thousands of people from Clinton County and beyond jammed downtown Wilmington on a crisp but precipitation-free Saturday.


Tom Barr | News Journal

The train around South Street was popular among kids of all ages.


Tom Barr | News Journal

It was another Merry Tuba Christmas at the Murphy Theatre.


Tom Barr | News Journal

Smiles abound at Pictures with Santa (and the Mrs.) at Peoples Bank in Wilmington.


Tom Barr | News Journal

At Pictures with Santa at Peoples Bank were smiling Kairi Hutchinson, Layni Ann Hutchinson and Jacob Weisenberger.


Tom Barr | News Journal

Makenzie Shanabrook and Ryley Harnish enjoyed visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.


Tom Barr | News Journal

Local veterans marched at the front of the parade.


Tom Barr | News Journal

Lined up and all set for the parade.


Tom Barr | News Journal

Visiting with the Clauses are Layla Cooper, Bryleigh Weaver, Emma Whitson and Jordan Reed.


Tom Barr | News Journal

Fest-goers were entertained throughout the afternoon and into evening on the main stage.


Tom Barr | News Journal

Serving up hot chocolate on a chilly evening at HoliDazzle.


Tom Barr | News Journal

Another annual HolliDazzle tradition is Randy Riley serving as the parade’s emcee.


Tom Barr | News Journal

More than 50 illuminated floats passed through the huge crowd, shown here at the intersection of Main and South streets, for the 10th HomeTown HoliDazzle Illuminated Parade and Festival. Thousands of people from Clinton County and beyond jammed downtown Wilmington on a crisp but precipitation-free Saturday.

The train around South Street was popular among kids of all ages.

It was another Merry Tuba Christmas at the Murphy Theatre.

Smiles abound at Pictures with Santa (and the Mrs.) at Peoples Bank in Wilmington.

At Pictures with Santa at Peoples Bank were smiling Kairi Hutchinson, Layni Ann Hutchinson and Jacob Weisenberger.

Makenzie Shanabrook and Ryley Harnish enjoyed visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Local veterans marched at the front of the parade.

Lined up and all set for the parade.

Visiting with the Clauses are Layla Cooper, Bryleigh Weaver, Emma Whitson and Jordan Reed.

Fest-goers were entertained throughout the afternoon and into evening on the main stage.

Serving up hot chocolate on a chilly evening at HoliDazzle.

Another annual HolliDazzle tradition is Randy Riley serving as the parade’s emcee.

More than 50 illuminated floats passed through the huge crowd, shown here at the intersection of Main and South streets, for the 10th HomeTown HoliDazzle Illuminated Parade and Festival. Thousands of people from Clinton County and beyond jammed downtown Wilmington on a crisp but precipitation-free Saturday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/11/web1_Big-Santa-at-parade.jpgMore than 50 illuminated floats passed through the huge crowd, shown here at the intersection of Main and South streets, for the 10th HomeTown HoliDazzle Illuminated Parade and Festival. Thousands of people from Clinton County and beyond jammed downtown Wilmington on a crisp but precipitation-free Saturday. Tom Barr | News Journal

The train around South Street was popular among kids of all ages.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/11/web1_train-2.jpgThe train around South Street was popular among kids of all ages. Tom Barr | News Journal

It was another Merry Tuba Christmas at the Murphy Theatre.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/11/web1_tuba-1.jpgIt was another Merry Tuba Christmas at the Murphy Theatre. Tom Barr | News Journal

Smiles abound at Pictures with Santa (and the Mrs.) at Peoples Bank in Wilmington.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/11/web1_pink-girl-santa.jpgSmiles abound at Pictures with Santa (and the Mrs.) at Peoples Bank in Wilmington. Tom Barr | News Journal

At Pictures with Santa at Peoples Bank were smiling Kairi Hutchinson, Layni Ann Hutchinson and Jacob Weisenberger.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/11/web1_Kairi-Hutchinson-Layni-Ann-Hutchinson-Jacob-Weisenberger.jpgAt Pictures with Santa at Peoples Bank were smiling Kairi Hutchinson, Layni Ann Hutchinson and Jacob Weisenberger. Tom Barr | News Journal

Makenzie Shanabrook and Ryley Harnish enjoyed visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/11/web1_Makenzie-Shanabrook-and-Ryley-Harnish.jpgMakenzie Shanabrook and Ryley Harnish enjoyed visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tom Barr | News Journal

Local veterans marched at the front of the parade.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/11/web1_veterans.jpgLocal veterans marched at the front of the parade. Tom Barr | News Journal

Lined up and all set for the parade.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/11/web1_cute-kids-parade.jpgLined up and all set for the parade. Tom Barr | News Journal

Visiting with the Clauses are Layla Cooper, Bryleigh Weaver, Emma Whitson and Jordan Reed.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/11/web1_Layla-Cooper-Bryleigh-Weaver-Emma-Whitson-Jordan-Reel.jpgVisiting with the Clauses are Layla Cooper, Bryleigh Weaver, Emma Whitson and Jordan Reed. Tom Barr | News Journal

Fest-goers were entertained throughout the afternoon and into evening on the main stage.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/11/web1_singer-on-stage.jpgFest-goers were entertained throughout the afternoon and into evening on the main stage. Tom Barr | News Journal

Serving up hot chocolate on a chilly evening at HoliDazzle.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/11/web1_hot-chocolate.jpgServing up hot chocolate on a chilly evening at HoliDazzle. Tom Barr | News Journal

Another annual HolliDazzle tradition is Randy Riley serving as the parade’s emcee.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/11/web1_Randy-Riley-3.jpgAnother annual HolliDazzle tradition is Randy Riley serving as the parade’s emcee. Tom Barr | News Journal