Huntingburg’s Christmas celebration continues

Downtown Huntingburg was filled with folks this past weekend as the seasonal Christmas celebration continued with ice skating in Market Street Park Friday and Saturday, as well as a special Candlelit Christmas parade Saturday evening.

Here are a few photos.

The temporary skate rink was a popular attraction for kids and adults alike. Under the nearby Market Street Park covered parking, parents and those less nimble stayed warm near the portable heaters and hot chocolate Saturday evening. Photos by Matthew Crane.
From left: Alejandra Martinez, José Dubon and Oscar Dubon led a choir singing Christmas carols in front of Huntingburg City Hall as they waited for the Candlelit Parade to arrive from St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The group was part of Juntos, the new Dubois County Latino 4-H group.
Southridge Marching Raider band members Kaitelyn Baker, 16, and Kiera Hewitt, 16, waited for the candlelit parade to begin along with the rest of the marching band. The band stayed warm as they waited by practicing the Christmas march songs they would perform during the parade.
Santa Claus led the parade down Fourth Street in Huntingburg’s Antique Fire Truck driven by John Smith. Photo by Amy Crane.
Dawson Beard, 4, and Lilliana Ayala, 6, waved as Santa Claus went by on Fourth Street. Dawson’s sister, Tayah, 6, is on the other side of Lilliana. The girls were there with their Huntingburg Girl Scout troops.
Members of the Southridge Marching Band entertained the crowd along Fourth Street as they followed behind the candlelit parade.
Santa Claus waved and greeted the crowds along Fourth Street on the way to Salem United Church of Christ.
The parade began at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and ended at Salem United Church of Christ, where they took part in the live marketplace at the Stary Night in Bethlehem.