Light up Clermont Parade Winners Have Been Announced


Four community members judged the 30th annual Hometown Holiday Parade, which took place at 10 a.m. Dec. 1 in downtown Clermont. This year’s theme was Holidays Around the World.

About 55 groups and organizations marched the streets with their festive decor. Vendors provided food, crafts, music and entertainment after the parade.

Light Up Clermont is the City of Clermont’s biggest event of the year. It kicked off with a Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 30 downtown and ended with a Lessons & Carols concert the evening of Dec. 1 at the Clermont Performing Arts Center.

And the winners are:


Best Performing Group

1. Shooting Stars School of Performing Arts

2. Clermont Academy of Dance 

Best Decorated Float

1. Lake County Rowing Association/Cardboard Boat Regatta

2. Lake Lacrosse

Best Decorated Vehicle

1. A+ Pediatrics

2. Big Red Buggy with Big Tires