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Our history in photos: Christmas parades and pageants

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Dec. 8, 1977: Even the ‘Christmas in Dixie Parade’ has traditional fire trucks. (Palm Beach Post-Times staff file photo)

Dec. 12, 1983: Even though there may not be any snowflakes or cold weather to mark the season, the holidays still deserve a parade. Yesterday’s Christmas in Dixie parade began at the Twin Lakes Mall in North Palm Beach and traveled south on U.S. 1 to 30th Street in Riviera Beach. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

Undated, uncaptioned photo from another Christmas parade, likely in the 1970s. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

Dec. 13, 1979: About 400 students from Belvedere Elementary School dressed Christmas costumes this year to sing in celebration of the International Year of the Child. The school has been holding a children’s Christmas program for 20 years. (Palm Beach Post-Times staff file photo)

Dec. 18, 1980: Christmas players at Belvedere Elementary, from left, Louis Nunez as Santa, Melissa Scott as Mrs. Santa, and Paul Neff as Mr. Mean. Tommmy Kovarik plays Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. (Palm Beach Times staff file photo)

Dec. 8, 1987: Jamie Temdemerath leads the baton twirlers from Lantana and Barton elementary schools in the Lantana Christmas parade. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

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Posted in Flashback blog and Our history in photos December 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm.

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