Thousands flocked to Town Center for the annual parade on Saturday, Dec. 8.
With over 80 floats and vehicles, the annual Starlight Parade in Palm Coast showed the holiday spirit of local organizations, including Flagler Schools and Flagler County businesses, clubs and churches.
The commentators for the Starlight Parade were recently retired Palm Coast Fire Chief Mike Beadle and his wife, DeeDee Beadle.
This year’s parade grand marshal was Bill Butler, recently retired city of Palm Coast landscape architect, who is also one of the Rotary Club of Flagler County’s founders of the annual Fantasy Lights holiday display at Central Park that's open through Dec. 30.
The festivities began with the pre-parade Starlight Event from 4 to 6:45 p.m., which featured live entertainment, including music and games by DJ Vern and performances from Matanzas High School Thespian Club, Flagler Palm Coast High School Dance, FPC Formality Singers and the VertiFit Aerial Arts Show.
The parade kicked off at 7 p.m. and included colorful, lighted floats, spirited marching bands and prizes for the top entries. The winners are:
Best of Parades: Lowe's Home Improvement
Best Marching Unit: Flagler Palm Coast High School
Best Float: Oceans Fence and Railing
Best Decorated Vehicle: Innovative Dance Company Inc.
Best School Pride: Matanzas High School