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Thousands lined the streets for Celebration of Lights Christmas Parade

Brandon Williams Brandon Williams
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Folks in Albany kicked off the Christmas season Saturday in downtown.  

Tonight was the 25th annual Celebration of Lights Christmas Parade.

Thousands of people lined the streets to see decorated floats and hear music from local performers and high school bands.

And, of course, the most anticipated appearance of the night was the Big Guy himself, Santa Claus, who gave out presents to the kids. 

"He gave me a Santa glove with his name on it," said Brandon Williams.  "Then he gave me this, a necklace."

The Christmas Tree was dedicated to Chuck Mitchell, a retired 911 Center employee who has helped organize the parade for over 20 years.

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