Perfect weather, live Christmas songs from American Idol finalist Ethan Harris and more than 40 units in the event all added up to a spectacular Santa parade in Downtown Oneonta on Saturday morning.  The weather at parade time was a sunny 38 degrees and the parade lasted nearly an hour, making it one of the biggest in recent Oneonta history. Revelers were lined up 5 deep from Chestnut Street to City Hall and the whole celebration went off without a hitch.

Parade organizers estimated the crowd at over 3,000 people.

Here are some scenes from this wonderful holiday event!