Both Selma and Kingsburg were aglow with holiday lights as the two communities hosted parades on Dec. 2. Kingsburg’s long-standing Santa Lucia celebration wound through Draper Street and Selma’s holiday craft faire and Santa’s arrival brought community members out to enjoy the spirit of giving. Here are photos from the parades.
Selma’s Centro de Folkor was among local business participating in Selma’s Dec. 2 holiday parade.
Washington Elementary’s Moana-themed float in the Santa Lucia parade featured Principal Laura North as Moana, Rob Givens as Maui, Alice Unruh as Hei Hei and Preston Reddell as Pua.
Selma City Councilman Louis Franco and his wife, Lisa Franco, dressed up as elves for the holiday parade.
Santa Lucia reenactments continue to be part of Kingsburg’s tradition.
Local musicians with The Prestige band rocked during Selma’s second annual holiday parade.
James Ergo, left and Ryan Hambleton rode on the Kingsburg 4-H float in the Santa Lucia parade.
Selma Little League’s players ride with Snoopy and a gigantic snowman on their float.
Abraham Lincoln Middle School kicked off Selma’s second annual holiday parade as they marched down High Street.
Mrs. Claus (Polly Halford) greeted visitors to The Village Mall prior to the start of the Santa Lucia parade. Debbie McIntyre holds her hesitant granddaughter Charley Hernandez, at left.
Santa (Roy Boyd) leans in as Selma’s Soledad Gutierrez whispers her wish list to him during the holiday faire in Selma Dec. 2.