People lined the streets of downtown meridian tonight to witness an annual holiday tradition.
Dozens of cars and floats made their way through the streets of downtown, passing by Dumont Plaza. The parade is a big component of the Merry Meridian events and is considered by many to be the official start of the Christmas season in the community.
"They can't wait to see santa coming around, Meridian parent Janet Blythe said. "All the excitement. We've been waiting since last week I think when I looked it up on the computer. Amd we're here with all of our friends and having a good time."
Merry Meridian is sponsored by Meridian Main Street.