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Updated: 12/05/2013 08:00:03AM

Christmas parade, Santa coming Saturday

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Nocatee Elementary School's Christmas Card from 2012 depicted last year's theme, The 12 Days of Christmas. See this year's Christmas Card Lane which will be inveiled Saturday after the annual Christmas parade.

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Diagnostic Imagine depicted the12 drummers drumming during last year's Christmas parade in downtown Arcadia. This year's parade gets started at 6 p.m. along West Oak Street.

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Santa arrived in Arcadia last year with help from DeSoto Fire Rescue. This year's Christmas parade gets under way at 6 p.m. Saturday. Then see the Jolly Old Elf at the Chamber building after the parade.

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Last year, DeSoto County High School won Best Use of Theme -- the 12 Days of Christmas -- for its depiction of 12 Florida features in Christmas Card Lane. New cards with this year's theme will be on display starting Saturday, after the Christmas parade at 6 p.m.

By SUSAN E. HOFFMAN

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Gather the family, fill the thermos with hot chocolate and plan to come downtown for the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday.

The parade starts off at 6 p.m. at the corner of West Oak Street and South Orange Avenue, and will make its way along Oak Street to Volusia Avenue. You’ll see dozens of lighted floats, marching units and decorated golf carts representing the many businesses, organizations, churches, RV parks and individuals taking part in the yearly event.

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