Eager members of the Shiloh Ranch Cowboy Church wait for Redmond's Starlight Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting to begin on Saturday, November 26 in Redmond, Oregon. The parade has become the town's new yearly Christmas tradition and is put on by the Redmond Chamber of Commerce. The theme for this years parade is "We Are Santa's Elves," and the whole community likes to get involved. After the parade, residents of Redmond follow Santa over to the Holiday Village Market and watch him light the community Christmas tree.
Members of Redmond's community pile on to 6th St. and patiently await the start of the Starlight Parade.
Central Oregon SXS employees make their way through the parade, leading the way for Santa.
Sarah Russell tells Santa what she wants for Christmas after the tree lighting.
Fred Werneck played Santa this year and has been Santa for the Starlight Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting for the past 5 years. Santa's elf helper is played by Rick Miller for the first time this year.
Christine Danielson admiring an ornament on the Redmond community Christmas tree after Santa lit up the Holiday Market Village post parade. Christine has lived in Redmond for 3 years and enjoys coming to this community event every Christmas. "It's pretty cold this year, but it's a great event and it really gets the whole town in the Christmas spirit," said Christine.