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Santa and Mrs. Claus are always the last float on the parade.

Santa the star of Sarasota's holiday parade

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Santa and Mrs. Claus are always the last float on the parade.

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Sarasota High School's Olivia Marquis and James Smith dances with the rest of their school theater group in the parade.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Sarasota High School's Olivia Marquis and James Smith dances with the rest of their school theater group in the parade.

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Cheyenne Griffin and Luna Holcomb

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Cheyenne Griffin and Luna Holcomb

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Leann Arnold and Caleb Stanton decorate the Observer Media Group float for the parade.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Leann Arnold and Caleb Stanton decorate the Observer Media Group float for the parade.

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Dark Side Comics' Kim Diep and Seneca Rose

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Dark Side Comics' Kim Diep and Seneca Rose

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Stage Door Studio's Grinch, Sue Patchett, Lisa Broadwater, Brooklyn Athridge, Jill Athridge, AJ Athridge and Mark Athridge

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Stage Door Studio's Grinch, Sue Patchett, Lisa Broadwater, Brooklyn Athridge, Jill Athridge, AJ Athridge and Mark Athridge

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Sailor Circus' Emily O'Neill strikes a pose before the floats begin to move.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Sailor Circus' Emily O'Neill strikes a pose before the floats begin to move.

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Dark Side Comics' Anne Tole and Jim Tole

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Dark Side Comics' Anne Tole and Jim Tole

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Kirsten Kemt

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Kirsten Kemt

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Stephan Flores, Stephanie Flores, Jennifer Flores, Jorge Flores and Isaiah Flores

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Stephan Flores, Stephanie Flores, Jennifer Flores, Jorge Flores and Isaiah Flores

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The bands from different schools lined up before the parade starts

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

The bands from different schools lined up before the parade starts

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Chick-Fil-A's Katelyn Moeckel poses with the cows.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Chick-Fil-A's Katelyn Moeckel poses with the cows.

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The floats were extravagantly decorated this year, like this one from Jump Dance Company.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

The floats were extravagantly decorated this year, like this one from Jump Dance Company.

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Shirley Brown, Maddie Perrotta and Jordan Carpenter

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Shirley Brown, Maddie Perrotta and Jordan Carpenter

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Liz Alpert and Jim Barber

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Liz Alpert and Jim Barber

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Willie Charles Shaw, city commissioner, waves to people along the parade route.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Willie Charles Shaw, city commissioner, waves to people along the parade route.

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Shelli Freeland Eddie, city commissioner, is one of many politicians along the parade route.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Shelli Freeland Eddie, city commissioner, is one of many politicians along the parade route.

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Smokey Bear reminds people only we can prevent fires.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Smokey Bear reminds people only we can prevent fires.

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County Commissioner Christian Ziegler give the crowd a thumbs-up.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

County Commissioner Christian Ziegler give the crowd a thumbs-up.

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Booker High School's band performs at the parade.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 |

Booker High School's band performs at the parade.

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