The COVID pandemic put a stop to Gainesville's annual Christmas on Green Street celebration last year, so even a gray, misty forecast couldn't keep the crowds away this year.
Thousands of people lined the city's most historic corridor for a 4 p.m. parade, and most stayed for open houses, musical entertainment, food trucks and the lighting of the Rotary Club Christmas tree.
The city of Gainesville sponsors the event each year.
These folks find a perfect place to take a holiday photo inside the Gainesville Civic Center.
Santa Claus marks the official arrival of Christmas in Gainesville. St. Nick wrapped up the annual Christmas on Green Street parade, riding on a Gainesville Fire Department ladder truck.
Latina dancers make their way down Green Street as part of the annual parade for Christmas on Green Street.
A girl pets a camel on the grounds of the Gainesville Civic Center Sunday night.
Festival-goers were able to get some refreshments and watch the movie Elf in the ballroom at the Gainesville Civic Center.
The Lakeview Academy Choir performs on the porch of the Smith-Hulsey Law building.
Visitors to Christmas on Green Street enjoyed refreshments outside several businesses. These girls are serving cider and cookies outside of Seasons Transport.
These ladies are dressed in period costumes from the time when many of the homes on historic Green Street were built.
Thousands line up along historic Green Street awaiting the start of the Christmas parade.
The Gainesville Middle School Chorus performs at 634 Green Street, which houses the Aderholt Agency and Globe Life.
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