CHILDERSBURG -- A cool evening on Thursday greeted parade goers in downtown Childersburg for the annual Christmas parade. Visitors lined the streets of the city as participants marched the parade route.

This year’s theme was “An Old-Fashioned Christmas.” The parade was sponsored by the Greater Coosa Valley Chamber of Commerce. Each year, the parade helps usher in the holiday season in Childersburg.

Pell City also held its Christmas parade Thursday. For photos, see Saturday’s edition of The Daily Home.