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Santa waves to the crowd from his sleigh Saturday, Dec. 1, during the Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade.

PHOTO GALLERY: Annual Downtown Holiday Parade

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Santa waves to the crowd from his sleigh Saturday, Dec. 1, during the Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade.

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The City of Sarasota Pipe Band

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

The City of Sarasota Pipe Band

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Sue and Fred Menke enjoy watching the parade from the sidewalk.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Sue and Fred Menke enjoy watching the parade from the sidewalk.

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Erma and Peter Steeves

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Erma and Peter Steeves

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Daryl Marazon, Landon Marazon, 4, Briana Marazon, 7, Mary Monroe, and Camilla Marazon, 2

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Daryl Marazon, Landon Marazon, 4, Briana Marazon, 7, Mary Monroe, and Camilla Marazon, 2

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Janeen Pilafian, Carissa Barnes and Jordan Lee with their dogs, Brandy Michelle and Nyla.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Janeen Pilafian, Carissa Barnes and Jordan Lee with their dogs, Brandy Michelle and Nyla.

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Coral Rodriguez-Lipstein, 10, and Julia Tomlinson, 11, from Girl Scout Troop 303.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Coral Rodriguez-Lipstein, 10, and Julia Tomlinson, 11, from Girl Scout Troop 303.

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Mariel McCool with Alex Lennon and Willie, the dog.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Mariel McCool with Alex Lennon and Willie, the dog.

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Kids scream and wave as Santa rides by Saturday, Dec. 1, during the Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Kids scream and wave as Santa rides by Saturday, Dec. 1, during the Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade.

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Melissa McAleese and Jessica Exline

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Melissa McAleese and Jessica Exline

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Johnny the monkey from Big Cat Habitat was dressed in a Santa costume for the parade.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Johnny the monkey from Big Cat Habitat was dressed in a Santa costume for the parade.

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Todd MacClinchy and Angela Walsh

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Todd MacClinchy and Angela Walsh

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Hailee Canfield, 6, rode on the SCTI/McIntosh Middle School/Future Farmers of America float Saturday, Dec. 1, during the Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Hailee Canfield, 6, rode on the SCTI/McIntosh Middle School/Future Farmers of America float Saturday, Dec. 1, during the Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade.

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Madison Garriott, Christine Vester and her son Christopher with Leonardo and Ricky Ricci.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Madison Garriott, Christine Vester and her son Christopher with Leonardo and Ricky Ricci.

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Doug Brough, Steven Glashow, Hillary Maher, Vesna Brezak and Nancy Gianguzzo of Pleasure Florida Segway Tours.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Doug Brough, Steven Glashow, Hillary Maher, Vesna Brezak and Nancy Gianguzzo of Pleasure Florida Segway Tours.

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Cat Depot parade volunteers dressed as cats.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Cat Depot parade volunteers dressed as cats.

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Bath and Racquet employees worked out while riding their float in the parade.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Bath and Racquet employees worked out while riding their float in the parade.

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Christina Brooks and Gabrielle Scott

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Christina Brooks and Gabrielle Scott

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Sarasota BMX’s float featured a larger-than-life BMX bike.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 |

Sarasota BMX’s float featured a larger-than-life BMX bike.

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