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Don Doruff, Patti Doruff and Audrey Jakel Hlavin await the start of the parade.

The Foolishly Festive Christmas Parade returns to Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

Don Doruff, Patti Doruff and Audrey Jakel Hlavin await the start of the parade.

Benton Garcia (right) uses Jennifer Garcia's hat to play a game of ring toss.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

Benton Garcia (right) uses Jennifer Garcia's hat to play a game of ring toss.

John Drobny attends the parade with his granddaughter Olivia. John Drobny was sporting what he called a sequin tails jacket.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

John Drobny attends the parade with his granddaughter Olivia. John Drobny was sporting what he called a sequin tails jacket.

Patrice Crawford, Darlene Apple and Donna Downs enjoy a pre-parade tailgate party.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

Patrice Crawford, Darlene Apple and Donna Downs enjoy a pre-parade tailgate party.

Mark Keller and Ben Ellinor wear identically matching elf outfits.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

Mark Keller and Ben Ellinor wear identically matching elf outfits.

Pat Avallone (right) gives paraders a fist bump.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

Pat Avallone (right) gives paraders a fist bump.

John Cyganiewicz drives a Yoda-themed cart.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

John Cyganiewicz drives a Yoda-themed cart.

The Foolishly Festive Christmas Parade makes its way down Malachite Drive.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

The Foolishly Festive Christmas Parade makes its way down Malachite Drive.

Dakota Kalkert, Raenna Kalkert, Hudson Kalkert and Kathy Ostrowski walk in the parade.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

Dakota Kalkert, Raenna Kalkert, Hudson Kalkert and Kathy Ostrowski walk in the parade.

This Polar Express cart looks like it is being driven by Polar Bears. It drew some of the loudest ovations from the crowd.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

This Polar Express cart looks like it is being driven by Polar Bears. It drew some of the loudest ovations from the crowd.

The crowd enjoys the parade as it makes the turn off Malachite Drive and into the clubhouse parking lot for a post-parade party.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

The crowd enjoys the parade as it makes the turn off Malachite Drive and into the clubhouse parking lot for a post-parade party.

Onlookers show their appreciation for the homemade "floats" made by their fellow Esplanade residents.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

Onlookers show their appreciation for the homemade "floats" made by their fellow Esplanade residents.

The Letsky and Shoobes families combined for this cart that featured a snowman in a globe.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

The Letsky and Shoobes families combined for this cart that featured a snowman in a globe.

Santa and the Grinch share a ride down Malachite Drive.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

Santa and the Grinch share a ride down Malachite Drive.

A menorah-themed cart was among the 30 "floats" in the parade.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

A menorah-themed cart was among the 30 "floats" in the parade.

The Mission BBQ truck tosses out goodies for parade watchers along Malachite Drive.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

The Mission BBQ truck tosses out goodies for parade watchers along Malachite Drive.

The Lakewood Ranch Marching Mustangs bring up the rear of the parade.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

The Lakewood Ranch Marching Mustangs bring up the rear of the parade.

Lillibeth Conkling, Jamie Conkling, Lilliana Humphery are ready to enjoy the parade with dogs Sparky and Bonnie.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

Lillibeth Conkling, Jamie Conkling, Lilliana Humphery are ready to enjoy the parade with dogs Sparky and Bonnie.

Steve Prucnell, Ian Fetigan and Tessa Leal are stuck in "jail" while Elvis sings Jailhouse Rock.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

Steve Prucnell, Ian Fetigan and Tessa Leal are stuck in "jail" while Elvis sings Jailhouse Rock.

The legendary Oscar Meyer Wienermobile makes an appearance in Esplanade.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

The legendary Oscar Meyer Wienermobile makes an appearance in Esplanade.

Elvis impersonator Keith Coleman sings a little "Jailhouse Rock" during the parade.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

Elvis impersonator Keith Coleman sings a little "Jailhouse Rock" during the parade.

The Lakewood Ranch High School drum line performs during the parade.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

The Lakewood Ranch High School drum line performs during the parade.

Tammy Laclai, Keith "Elvis" Coleman and Rob Varvaro pose for a selfie at the post-parade party.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

Tammy Laclai, Keith "Elvis" Coleman and Rob Varvaro pose for a selfie at the post-parade party.

The Lakewood Ranch Color Guard swings to the music at the post-parade party.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 |

The Lakewood Ranch Color Guard swings to the music at the post-parade party.

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