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December 1, 2007
Albany -- We all know that the holidays have officially hit Southwest Georgia when Christmas parades get into full swing.
Saturday was the 17th annual Celebration of Lights Christmas Parade in downtown Albany.
Organizers say at least 40,000 people came out to see the elaborate floats ride down Broad Avenue.
Dougherty school bands and cheerleaders helped to pep the crowd into the holiday spirit.
"Well actually my daughter is in the parade this year. So we came out to see her. It's very good thing for the city of Albany. There is so many people out tonight," said Carolyn Bonner.
"This is her first Christmas, and she has never been to the parade and just to have fun," said Lisa Gravett.
If you missed tonight's parade, you can watch it right here on Christmas Day.
Leesburg -- Lee County also got into some of the holiday action this morning during their Christmas Parade.
Hours of hard work from local businesses and organizations were shown off this morning during the parade.
Congressman Sanford Bishop also got into the holiday cheer.
Over 100 floats made their way down Main Street in Leesburg with many of them throwing candy to spectators.
The Christmas parade has become a part of many family's holiday traditions.
"We come down here every year, and its one of the best parades in South Georgia, I think. We enjoy it . We have little "Tia" down here because the kids like to play with her and stuff," said Mike Boyer.
"We love this parade. It just so happens that my son's birthday is on December 9th. So he grows up thinking the Christmas parade is for him on his birthday, said Rick Foyt.
This year the Lee County Commission teamed up with the Leesburg Police department to collect monetary donations and toys for Lee County's foster children.
Doerun -- Christmas festivities continued in Doerun.
Their annual Christmas in the Park celebration was held in Veteran's park.
Southern gospel quartet, Heaven Express from Macon entertained the crowd.
The Doerun Elementary School choir also sang Christmas songs.
Carriage rides, arts and crafts,and food was also available at the event.
The annual holiday event was sponsored by the Doerun Boosters.