An estimated 150 families turned out amid a misting rain and temperatures in the mid-50s Saturday evening for the seventh annual Lebanon Christmas Parade.
Lebanon Community Development Director Joe LePage, who served as master of ceremonies at the reviewing area on the east side of the courthouse square, said there were 18 units in the parade and that Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus were a highlight.
People lined the streets, clad in coats and scarves, to get a glimpse of the floats. Children rode on their father's shoulders beneath new lights strung above Meridian Street, and some viewers carried umbrellas because of a steady, light drizzle.
The new lights, paired with movie-themed floats and Christmas music, made downtown look a little like the parade scene in the movie "A Christmas Story."
The Lebanon High School girls' basketball team rode atop the Lebanon Fire Department's aerial truck in the parade that originated in Lebanon Memorial Park.
Santa chose Jaxsyn Mathews, 8, of Lebanon, to push the button lighting the Christmas tree on the southeast corner of the square.
Santa and Mrs. Claus adjourned to the courthouse rotunda where they posed for photos with children and listened to their Christmas wishes. Some children screamed and bolted at the last moment before being hoisted onto Santa's lap.
Hot chocolate was served in the courthouse as well.
In festivities at the park before the parade, Della Dininger, who raised $399.11 for Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, was named 2018 Snowflake Princess.
Also at the park, Christmas at the Cabin featured crafts, face painting and sweet treats.