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Santa Claus waves to cheering fans.

25th annual Holiday Parade draws thousands to downtown Sarasota

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Santa Claus waves to cheering fans.

Booker High band members Kaley Maze, Clayton Rusnak and Angel Guzman

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Booker High band members Kaley Maze, Clayton Rusnak and Angel Guzman

The parade had thousands of participants.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

The parade had thousands of participants.

Mayor Erik Arroyo with Ava and Victoria Arroyo

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Mayor Erik Arroyo with Ava and Victoria Arroyo

Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences cheerleaders and mascots

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences cheerleaders and mascots

Kalina Ernst, Andrew Taylor, Olivia Thayer and Gabriella Stafford with the Girl Scout Troop 254

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Kalina Ernst, Andrew Taylor, Olivia Thayer and Gabriella Stafford with the Girl Scout Troop 254

Michael and Jordan Stone

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Michael and Jordan Stone

Maria Buzzolini, David Lorenzo, Magnus Lorenzo and Christal Bosser

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Maria Buzzolini, David Lorenzo, Magnus Lorenzo and Christal Bosser

Nicole Llama twirls a flag in the Mighty Sailor band.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Nicole Llama twirls a flag in the Mighty Sailor band.

Sarasota High School students join the parade.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Sarasota High School students join the parade.

Grandma Pearly hands out candy.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Grandma Pearly hands out candy.

Members of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Members of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America

Kristopher Paul goes all out as Captain America.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Kristopher Paul goes all out as Captain America.

Victor Baut

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Victor Baut

Kashtion, Holly and David Mawer with the Girl Scouts

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Kashtion, Holly and David Mawer with the Girl Scouts

Circus Arts Conservatory students swing from above.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Circus Arts Conservatory students swing from above.

Matt Martin with Cody, Jeremy Casey and Jenny Minor

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Matt Martin with Cody, Jeremy Casey and Jenny Minor

Stage Door Studios put on a Rockettes-style show.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Stage Door Studios put on a Rockettes-style show.

Laiken Slaydon sits among the trees with the Foundations Christian Montessori Academy.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Laiken Slaydon sits among the trees with the Foundations Christian Montessori Academy.

Mason Angersoll fires off snow.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Mason Angersoll fires off snow.

Elizabeth Noback, Emily McBride and Jenyel Hackney walk with Sarasota Softball.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Elizabeth Noback, Emily McBride and Jenyel Hackney walk with Sarasota Softball.

Wyatt, Jacque and Mason Bishop

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Wyatt, Jacque and Mason Bishop

Sean Rankin high fives kids while dressed as a Stormtrooper with the 501st Legion.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Sean Rankin high fives kids while dressed as a Stormtrooper with the 501st Legion.

The Reflex Arts Dance company

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

The Reflex Arts Dance company

Michael Catalan dresses as a Wise Man with the Foundations Christian Montessori Academy.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Michael Catalan dresses as a Wise Man with the Foundations Christian Montessori Academy.

Leona McDonald and Juls Veronneau

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Leona McDonald and Juls Veronneau

Chelsea March dances with Reflex.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Chelsea March dances with Reflex.

Julissa Apply, Shaina St. Lous and Jemima Apply

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Julissa Apply, Shaina St. Lous and Jemima Apply

Members of the Jump Dance Company dress as Beauty and the Beast

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Members of the Jump Dance Company dress as Beauty and the Beast

Hannah, Trent, Chelsea and Natalie Compton

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Hannah, Trent, Chelsea and Natalie Compton

Stage Door Studios put on a Rockettes-style show.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Stage Door Studios put on a Rockettes-style show.

Cherri Kessler rides a motorcyle with Thunder By The Bay

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Cherri Kessler rides a motorcyle with Thunder By The Bay

Annie Waldheim

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Annie Waldheim

Abigail McNulty performs with the Future of Dance

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Abigail McNulty performs with the Future of Dance

The Ski-A-Rees group does a tricky balancing act.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

The Ski-A-Rees group does a tricky balancing act.

Project PRIDE SRQ brings the letters.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Project PRIDE SRQ brings the letters.

Stephen J. Martin-Bennet and Neil McCurry with Project PRIDE SRQ

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Stephen J. Martin-Bennet and Neil McCurry with Project PRIDE SRQ

Nick Polizzi dresses like Miles Morales.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Nick Polizzi dresses like Miles Morales.

Seneca Puleo as Wonder Woman waves to children.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Seneca Puleo as Wonder Woman waves to children.

Misha Nell

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Misha Nell

The parade was full of snow and cheering families.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

The parade was full of snow and cheering families.

The parade was full of snow and cheering families.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

The parade was full of snow and cheering families.

Miguel Cardona as the Mandalorian and Kenny Hall as a Ghostbuster

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Miguel Cardona as the Mandalorian and Kenny Hall as a Ghostbuster

The Grinch gets his own ride.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

The Grinch gets his own ride.

Penny and Monica Burke with Maria Borjas

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Penny and Monica Burke with Maria Borjas

Erin, Ava and Tony Krcmar

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Erin, Ava and Tony Krcmar

Santa Claus arrives with reindeer.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Santa Claus arrives with reindeer.

Parade organizer Danny Bilyeu and Santa Claus

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Parade organizer Danny Bilyeu and Santa Claus

Katherine Poes and Santa Claus

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Katherine Poes and Santa Claus

Santa Claus waves to cheering fans.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

Santa Claus waves to cheering fans.

The parade was full of snow and cheering families.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 |

The parade was full of snow and cheering families.

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