A biker Santa (Shawn Weatherhead, Little Bear Towing) delivered treats all along the Parade of Lights route.1 / 6
Several fires were burning along the sidewalks to keep spectators warm, including this one by the Comet Theater.2 / 6
Northwoods Assembly Church won third place, as kids carried sparklers to celebrate Jesus' birth.3 / 6
Perham youth were involved throughout the parade, including the Interact Club.4 / 6
The winning Perham Family Dentistry float.5 / 6
The "tooth fairies" are pictured as a group here. From left, Stephanie Bruhn, Zach Langendorfer, Sarah Nygaard, Megan Burkel, Ciera Landsverk, Kristi Hammers, and Tina VanWatermulen. Not pictured are Christi Stoll and Jolene Moenkedick.6 / 6
It was a parade to remember Nov. 28, as a record crowd lined the streets of Perham to kick off the holidays.
Judging the parade entries were Molly Lewis, Minneapolis; Tonya Weinzierl, New Richmond, Wis.; and Grant Wilson, Twin Cities.
"Santa's Choice" honors went to the Perham Family Dentistry float. Its "tooth fairy" theme took top honors in the judging.
Winning "Mrs. Claus" choice honors was the Bremer Bank Christmas tree. "Elves Choice" went to Northwoods Assembly Church, and "Rudolph's Honorable Mention" went to Perham Rotary.