The Girl Scouts braved chilly weather to march in the Annual Lincoln Holiday Parade on Saturday.
The 2013 Annual Lincoln Holiday Parade was determined to happen. Neither wind nor rain, nor even snow, could frustrate the parade organizers. Saturday weather was questionable, with Lincoln residents treated to a rare snow appearance in early afternoon.
However, by 4:30 p.m., the skies had cleared and Lincoln residents gathered several deep along Fifth and F Streets to watch the parade.
Waiting for the parade to begin.
The Little Peeps Pre School float.
Master of Ceremonies Rob Wolf.
Several of the parade participants passed out candy to the kids in the crowd.
Fifth and F Streets were lined with crowds.
Tagged “Miracle on Fifth Street,” the evening’s events included a Downtown Open House, with many merchants open special hours to invite chilled spectators inside for a warm welcome.
Warming up at Whistle Stop Cafe.
Many downtown merchants were open special hours for the “Miracle on Fifth Street.”
Immediately after the parade ended, Beermann Plaza was packed with holiday revelers. The Foskett Ranch Elementary school choir and an adult choir from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints each sang holiday songs for the crowd.
Hot chocolate was one of the many treats available on Beermann Plaza.
Beermann Plaza was crowded with people in anticipation of the tree-lighting ceremony.
The Foskett Ranch Elementary School choir sang holiday songs.
The adult choir from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
3! 2! 1! The outdoor events wrapped up with the traditional lighting of the official Christmas Tree.
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