(PHOTOS) Stone Mountain Christmas Parade

Kashmire, 8, Kayanne, 7 and thier mother Kwuniesha Hackworth pose for a photo while fireworks go off during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Stone Mountain, GA — The city of Stone Mountain’s annual Christmas Parade returned to Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 4, after being put on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. A big crowd gathered on Main Street to roast marshmallows, eat funnel cakes, shop with local vendors and take in the parade. Santa Claus arrived to count down the fireworks display that topped off the evening’s festivities.

From left, Destini Kilgore, Deshawn Johnson, 3, and Monica Miguez pose for a photo during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Jay Johnson from Family Entertainment takes children on a train ride during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Children look at the Christmas tree on Main Street during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Six-year-old Kennedy Boyd said she was excited to see the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
People line Main Street to watch the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Cub Scout Pack 517 from Lithonia walks in the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Cheerleaders from Genesis Innovation Academy walk in the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Dancers from Academy of the Arts take part in the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Dancers from Academy of the Arts take part in the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Santa Claus counts down the start of the fireworks display during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
From left, Deborah Pope, Joel Rogers, Kyliah Gordon, 5, and Kyliah’s mother Kateria Ramsey pose for a photo during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Three-year-old Taylor Tyree reacts with a smile as she looks in a mirror at her face painting done by India Hairston Butts at Stoned Pizza Kitchen during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Ralph Stowell, who co-owns Stillwell’s Emporium on Main Street with his wife Mary and daughter Madelon, checks out the activity in a festive shirt and tie during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Children play in fake snow during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Vendor Tish Boatright from House of Vaughan with her fashion products for sale during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Bruce Bentley, on left, and Barry Head from Stone Mountain Masonic Lodge No.449 make funnel cakes during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Three-year-old Eden Swain plays in the fake snow in front of the Christmas tree on Main Street during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Stone Mountain City Council Members Jasmine Little and Chakira Johnson, waving, ride in the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
City of Stone Mountain Mayor Elect Beverly Jones rides in a vintage car with City Council Member Clint Monroe during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Stone Mountain City Manager ChaQuias Thornton waves from the hood of a car during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Dazzling Gems Majorettes take part in the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Carmen’s Dancing Elves take part in the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Carmen’s Dancing Elves take part in the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Santa Claus arrives on Main Street during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Neva Bryant watches the fireworks from her Neva Marie Designs vendor booth during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
People watch the fireworks from the municipal parking lot on Main Street during the city of Stone Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.

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