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Updated: 12/06/2017 08:30:03AM

City prepares for Poinsettia Parade tree lighting, festival

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Students from Cranberry Elementary School's Environmental Club display signs and wear holiday attire as they march in a past Poinsettia Parade.

Members of the North Port High School Alliance Outdoor Performance Ensemble perform festive holiday music during the 2014 Poinsettia Parade.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY CITY OF NORTH PORT

The Poinsettia Parade is a traditional community event, with participants making their own floats and banners.

SUN PHOTO BY TAMI GARCIA
The North Port High School Alliance Outdoor Performance Ensemble color guard wave their flags as they dance along with the marching band during the Poinsettia Parade.

SUN FILE PHOTO BY MONICA AMAYA
North Port High School freshman Lauren Burke waits for the 2016 Poinsettia Parade to begin. The parade lasted more than a hour once it stepped off.

SUN FILE PHOTO BY MONICA AMAYA

Santa Claus, portrayed Saturday by his helper, Nick Trolli, closes a past Poinsettia Parade in North Port.

By ALEXANDRA HERRERA

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NORTH PORT — Those attending this year’s Poinsettia Parade can expect a few big changes from years past.

This year not only has the route of the parade changed, but the annual tree lighting and Poinsettia Festival will be on the same day following the parade.

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