The Sparkle Sandy Springs Parade drew a big crowd Dec. 6 to view holiday displays and lights at City Springs.
Due to the pandemic, the annual parade was staged in a reverse of the usual format, with stationary floats and the audience driving past in vehicles.
The line of viewers at the 6 p.m. start time was over 2 miles long, according to police officers at the scene.
The floats included Santa Claus on a sleigh; “Nutcracker” dancers; Mayor Rusty Paul and City Council members on a fire truck; people dressed as pirates and “Star Wars” characters, among many others.
The parade is part of a holiday light display at the civic center at 1 Galambos Way. The display includes decorated miniature houses, a Christmas tree and a menorah. The free display debuted on Thanksgiving and will remain on view through New Year’s Day.
For more information, see spr.gs/sparkle.
Photos by Phil Mosier.