Thousands gathered in downtown Butler Saturday night to kick off the holiday season.
The annual Spirit of Christmas Parade drew a big crowd for the City of Butler’s only nighttime parade.
Over 60 entries participated, ranging from youth sports teams to local businesses.
The Parade will also soon be available to watch on the Armstrong Neighborhood Channel. The parade was a presentation of the Butler Radio Network and Peoples, an essential utilities company.
Best Overall: Butler County Dairy Promotion Team
Most Original: Military Star Organization
Best Use of Lights: Sons and Daughters of Italy
Best Overall: Clear Choice Enterprises
Most Original: Hoffer’s Video Production
Best Use of Lights: Sirkus Dayz
Best Overall: Housing and Redevelopment Authority
*Local art teachers and non-profit leaders served as the judges for this year’s parade.