IN PICTURES: Rain stayed away at the 37th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

The Belmont Shore Business Association’s 37th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade went off without a hitch as the rain stayed away and crowds flooded 2nd Street for the event.

Approximately 120 entries made their way down 2nd Street, entertaining the crowd with floats, singing, dancing, bubbles, lots of dogs and even some snow.

Enjoying the parade and waiting for his students to pass by, Millikan High School Principal Alejandro Vega said, “It’s not too cold, I’m glad it’s not raining.”

Everyone looked to be happy that the rain held off and the floats that brought snow to 2nd Street were a crowd-pleasers with kids dancing in the street trying to catch snowflakes.

Many people showed up to see friends, family and familiar faces in the parade. Wilson High student Angie Membreno said, “I like recognizing a lot of people.”

The parade lasted more than three hours, so the crowd definitely got its fill of holiday entertainment.

The Long Beach Rotary Club lines up as they prepare to march in the 37th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Wilson Cheerleaders make their way down the parade route. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Bubbles fill the air as the floats make their way down 2nd Street. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Santa rides in on a fire truck as he greets the crowd. Photo by Tracey Roman.

MIllikan Vocal Music performs for the crowd as they make their way down 2nd Street. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Long Beach City College Carolers make their way down 2nd Street. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Long Beach Poly Flags performs for the crowd. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Long Beach Poly’s Band performs for the crowd. Photo by Tracey Roman.

These three doggies travel down the parade route before it gets started. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Suzie Price gets things started.  Photo by Tracey Roman.

The Special Olympics of Long Beach Athletes make their way down 2nd Street. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia greets guests. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The Port of Long Beach float makes its way down 2nd Street. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The Grand Marshal, former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neil greets the crowd. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The Long Beach State Men’s Volleyball Champs greet the crowd. Photo by Tracey Roman.

UPS has a little helper handing out candy to the crowd. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The SoCal Corgis make their way down 2nd Street. Photo by Tracey Roman.

This corgi has the best seat in the house as it makes its way down 2nd Street. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The Long Beach Post make their way down 2nd Street during the 37th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Long Beach State Cheer performs for the crowd. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The Millikan High School Band performs for the crowd. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The Camp Fire group makes its way down 2nd Street. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The Long Beach Airport float makes its way down 2nd Street. Photo by Tracey Roman.

SoCal Golden Retrievers greet parade guests. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The Musical Theater West float makes its way down 2nd Street. Photo by Tracey Roman.

It’s Olaf on a firetruck driving down 2nd Street during the 37th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Long Beach Lifeguards Beebe and Jimenez wave to the crowd. Photo by Tracey Roman.

It’s snowing on 2nd Street during the 37th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The Long Beach Drum Corps is always a crowd-pleaser. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The Gravity Dance Company performs for the crowd. Photo by Tracey Roman.

There are always plenty of furry friends greeting the crowd during the 37th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade. Photo by Tracey Roman.

A spectator takes a nap during the 37th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade in Long Beach Saturday, Dec 7, 2019. Good night Long Beach. It was fun. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

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