Natalie Dodd and Avva Lawrence practice their holiday songs while Samantha Dodd conducts from the ground. The trio were singing along the lake a few hours before the parade started and were planning a routine to share door to door later in the evening.

Photo story: Sylvan lights up the lake

A parade, fireworks and lights on the beach opened the holiday season Dec. 2

By Myra Nicks


A parade, fireworks and lights on the beach opened the holiday season Dec. 2


Before continuing their evening rides along Lakeshore Drive, the two wagons from Snake Lake Brewing wound their way through the parade.

The Grinch drove through the town parade in a decked out VW Beetle dragging a Christmas tree behind him.

Under the almost supermoon known as the Cold Moon, Lakeshore Drive was in go mode during the parade.

Passing by Fireside, Sylvan’s firetruck sounded their siren as they carried a snowman along the lake.

Big Moos drove a lit up Canadian Holstein cow through town.

After the parade, Big Moos was inundated with cold people looking for a warm place and snacks.

Sylvan Lakers huddled around fires along the beach and at Bukwildz to keep warm after the parade.

Families waited along the path by Wing ‘n It for the fireworks to start.

Folks considered the fireworks worth the wait as they clapped and cheered for the brilliant display. Folks considered the fireworks worth the wait as they clapped and cheered for the brilliant display.

After the fireworks the Winter Village was lit up voting for the planter parade was kicked off.

After all the crowds left, the trees along the lake lit up the pathway for a couple stragglers heading home.

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