Santa, bands highlights of Dundees' Spirit of Christmas parade
Saturday's mild weather was nearly perfect for the Spirit of Christmas parade.
The holiday procession stepped off at 10 a.m. in West Dundee and traveled east across the Fox River into East Dundee, where spectators lined Main and River streets. Highlights included dancers from The Ballet Box, the Dundee Scottish Pipe Band, Cub Scouts, fire trucks and police cars and Santa.
The parade is part of the 34th annual Dickens in Dundee festival. Both towns held tree-lighting ceremonies Friday night. Events on Saturday included a craft and bake sale at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, the Dundee Township Historical Society's "Dickens of a Sale" featuring new and gently used Christmas trinkets, and a Santa's Workshop Kids Craft event at Grafelman Park.