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It’s clear that Beaufort knows how to Celebrate Cheer

 

Last weekend was the annual kick off to the holiday season that started Friday, Dec. 6 with Night on the Town. It was a balmy evening and with Bay Street closed to cars Beaufortonians flocked downtown to shop, listen to music and socialize with friends and neighbors. Santa made an appearance and the Parris Island Marine Corps Band played during the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Thanks to Main Street Beaufort, USA, for organizing an always fun event. Saturday, Dec. 7, saw the Light Up the Night Boat Parade and crowds lined up along the seawall in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park to watch the decorated boats light up the Beaufort River. Finally, Sunday afternoon was the Christmas Parade and families huddled together to watch schools, bands, politicians, organizations, churches and many other community groups display their floats. Although the weather was chilly, the spirit was merry and it was a fun way to wind down the busy weekend. Here are some pics from the three events:

Santa at Night on the Town. By Captured Moments Photography.
Santa at Night on the Town. By Captured Moments Photography.
A member of the Parris Island Marine Corps Band. By Captured Moments Photography
A member of the Parris Island Marine Corps Band. By Captured Moments Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festive crowds gather at Night on the Town on Bay Street. By Captured Moments Photography
Festive crowds gather at Night on the Town on Bay Street. By Captured Moments Photography

 

 

Saturday’s Boat Parade of Lights. Photos by Bob Sofaly.
Saturday’s Boat Parade of Lights. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hundreds of people crowd the sea wall at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park during Saturday’s Boat Parade of Lights. Photos by Bob Sofaly.
Hundreds of people crowd the sea wall at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park during Saturday’s Boat Parade of Lights. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

 

 

 

 

 

A Beaufort High cheerleader in the Christmas parade on Sunday, Dec. 8. Photo by Todd Stowe.
A Beaufort High cheerleader in the Christmas parade on Sunday, Dec. 8. Photo by Todd Stowe.

 

 

 

 

 

Girls in the annual Beaufort Christmas parade. By Todd Stowe.
Girls in the annual Beaufort Christmas parade. By Todd Stowe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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