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Big crowd, great weather, pent-up excitement highlight RH Christmas Parade

Richmond Hill's Christmas Parade returned in triumphant fashion Saturday morning, attracting what appeared to be more than a thousand spectators basking in sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures.

More than 100 entries, featuring school and military marching bands, public safety vehicles, businesses, charitable organizations and places of worship, rode and walked the route, waving and tossing generous portions of candy to children and families alike.

The event, themed “Silver Bells: It’s Christmas Time in the City,” was led by this year’s parade marshal, Sarah Robinson, who turns 100 this week. Robinson is a WWII veteran who met her husband, Robbie, at Fort Stewart. They settled in Richmond Hill in 1966, quickly becoming an important part of the community.

The parade, which lasted nearly two hours,  began on Linwood Avenue, making its way along Cherry Street to Ford Avenue. It was canceled last year due to COVID-19 but is now in its 25th year.

Parade winners, announced by the city of Richmond Hill are: (in winning order)

Best Performance

Dancing Unlimited

RHMS Kit Car #78

Life Moves

Best Commercial

Kids Dentistree

Hupman Real Estate

Outdoor Living Room

Best Youth

Tide Baseball

CHAA #90

Cub Scout Pack 486

Best Non-Profit

Daniel Baptist

Ft. McAllister Fishing Club

New Beginnings Church

Best Use of Theme

Coastal Gone Crazy

Best High School Band

Richmond Hill High School

Jenkins High School

Groves High School

Judges Choice

Bryan County Family Connections

Mayor's Choice


View more than 20 pictures in our photo gallery by clicking here:

Watch a three-minute VIDEO of the parade below:

VIDEO: 2021 Richmond Hill Christmas Parade

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