VENTNOR – The city’s annual Twilight Holiday Parade went off without a hitch after a rainy day. The rain stopped around 3pm, just as the streets dried, and we were welcomed by marching bands, Ventner Pirates, bagpipers and floats from local businesses.
The route headed north toward Atlantic City this year, with activities planned around the Ventnor Square Theater where DJs announced all the units for the parade.
Elvis leads the way, followed closely by Mayor Beth Holtzman, with State Legislators Vince Polistina, Don Guardian, Claire Swift, Commissioner Lance Landgraf and his wife Cathy, and Commissioner Tim Krivel with his wife Jennifer. followed.
Each unit of the parade delighted the hundreds of spectators who lined the route. After eyeing a few impersonators, the children anxiously awaited the real thing…Santa arrived on her boat at Ventner her patrol surfs her beach.
Activities such as pony rides for children were held around the theater and considered by many to be a gem in the North Beach area.
The North Beach Residents Association brought a big red Cadillac, but they didn’t give their usual hugs as flu season raged.
The mile-plus parade lasted over an hour and was a fun night out for the whole family in anticipation of the holiday season.