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The Scouts of America Girls Troop 451 fit the theme with their accurate depiction of “Toy Story" (ANGELINA MARTIN/The Journal).

The Turlock Downtown Christmas Parade returned to Main Street on Friday night with scenes from “Christmas in Toyland,” the parade theme for the night. After being cancelled last year due to COVID, hundreds lined Turlock’s downtown streets to take in the spectacle of lights, with appearances from Santa Claus, the Grinch and even a dancing horse or two.


Antique Vehicle – Hughson Volunteer Fire Department

Commercial – Bebebri Apparel

Equestrian – RD Ranch Productions

Theme – Turlock Irrigation District

Unique – Turlock Autism Group

Youth Group – Wakefield Elementary Wildcats

Best Overall – On Track Adult Transitions Program

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The Grinch teases parade goers after the Christmas Parade on Friday (ANGELINA MARTIN/The Journal).
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Members of the Academica Jrs. soccer team take part in Juan Alanis’ float (ANGELINA MARTIN/The Journal).
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A member of Bebebri Apparel float plays the trumpet as part of the mariachi band (ANGELINA MARTIN/The Journal).
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A participant on the Burner Custom Designs float was all smiles as she paraded through Main Street (ANGELINA MARTIN/The Journal).
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The Turlock Autism Group wowed the crowd with their festive display of lights (ANGELINA MARTIN/The Journal).
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A member of the Pitman Marching Pride & Color Guard waves to the crowd during Friday night’s festivities (ANGELINA MARTIN/The Journal).