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Christmas arrives in Lewes

Dec 08, 2013
Photo by: Ron MacArthur

With a variety of holiday events over the weekend, the Christmas season is in full swing in Lewes. It's always official when Santa Claus arrives atop the Lewes Fire Department aerial truck at the end of the Christmas parade.

Those who weren't frozen, stayed around after the parade to sing carols and light Lewes' Christmas tree in Zwaanendael Park. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The Schell Brothers/Echelon/Kids' Cottage Polar Express moves along the Lewes Christmas Parade route. The large float won the most original entry award. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Sinaia Duffie of Milford shields a candle to keep it lit during the Lewes Christmas tree lighting ceremony following the parade. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Dressed as Rudolph, Roy Rogers of Rehoboth Beach may be the warmest person in the Lewes parade. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Getting ready for the Lewes Christmas Parade to start are Donna Hitchens of Wilmington and Lin Pawlyk of Rehoboth Beach. Both walked as part of the Beebe Healthcare entry.
Jenna Rischitelli of Lewes used to ride her 18-year-old miniature horse, Stormy, in the Lewes parade. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
John and Hope Ellsworth, long active in the Lewes parade, are marshals for the 2013 parade. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
A large crowd lines up along Savannah Avenue for the start of the Lewes parade. Groome United Methodist Church provides seating for parade watchers. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Keenote Music Studio stops and performs a song for the judges along the Lewes parade route. The youth group took first place in the marching group division. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The Lewes parade goes to the dogs. Members of the Literacy Education Assistance Pups – LEAP – organization march in the Lewes parade. The group took top honors in the community float division. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
After more than 20 appearances in the Lewes Christmas Parade, Bob Miller's mini Model T gives out. Not to be deterred, he pushed the car along the parade route. He still took top honors in the antique car division. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Members of Coastal Dance Academy are getting ready to perform for the Lewes parade audience. The group took second-place honors in the marching group division. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
"Snow" flies out of the NRG Energy – Indian River generating station float. The float was accompanied by horses and took second place in the Lewes parade equestrian division. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Cub Scouts from Pack 1 give it their all as they sing a Christmas song in the Lewes parade. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Girls Scouts from Troop 287 add color – and large cookie boxes – to the Lewes parade. They finished second in the youth float category. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Members of Girl Scout Troop 1482 smile for the camera along the Lewes Christmas Parade route. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Southern Delaware Physical Therapy is known for its originality in themes they select for area Christmas parades. This year they carried out the theme of "Duck the Halls," playing off the hit TV show Duck Dynasty. They took second-place honors in the Lewes parade in the commercial float division. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Members of Solid Ground Community Church are bundled up for the cold during the Lewes parade. Their float took third-place honors in the community float competition. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Little Miss Cape Henlopen Ava Rae Wilson cheers for the large crowd lining the route of the Lewes parade. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
If the Chick-fil-A cow could talk he would say: "Eat more chicken." The mascot delighted crowds during the Lewes parade. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The Cape Water Taxi takes to the streets of Lewes as the SS Minow with Capt. Dave Green as Gilligan. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Members of the Duffie family sing Christmas carols during the Lewes Christmas tree decorating ceremony. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Members of the Cape Henlopen National Honor Society are in the holiday spirit as they participate in the Lewes parade. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The Cape Henlopen High School Band color guard performs for the Lewes parade judges. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Bethel Christian School students are dressed as little angels to welcome the Christmas season in the Lewes parade. They won a third-place trophy in the youth float division. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The Sea Schell Train is part of the Lewes Christmas Parade's most original entry winner. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Mike Makowski and friends walk with their Great Danes along the Lewes parade route.
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